[Smart cards being used?]
SMART CARDS ARE BEING DELIVERED AND THEY ARE WAITING FOR LOADING.
MANY HAVE THEM IN HAND.
[Do you think with IMF or WB not giving the loan.. Iraq and US will be forced to pull the trigger…?]
THE WORLD BANK AGREED YESTERDAY TO GIVE IRAQ ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPMENT ETC. MANY HAVE HAD A HARD TIME WITH A “NO FOR A LOAN” FROM THE WORLD BANK BUT — THEY AGREED TO ASSIST THEM WITH FUNDING GRANTS — THIS IS BETTER.
KNOW THE MANY THINGS THAT THE WORLD BANK WILL ASSIST WITH AS WELL — CBI IS OVER BANKS NOW AND THEY ARE ACTIVELY HEAD OF THE BANKING REFORM…SO HELP FROM THE WORLD BANK IS HUGE.