Debt relief

BBC: US gets Iraq debt relief support.

“Both France and Germany said they would work to help reduce Iraq’s debt burden. … “Germany and the United States, like France, are ready not only for debt restructuring but also for substantial debt forgiveness toward Iraq,” said a spokesman for Mr Schroeder.”

This article is full of political double-speak. Not once is there mention of either France or Germany actually doing something. Just that they agree it needs to be done and that they’re “ready” for it.