February 1, 2004

Balanced news...

Cori tips us off that at the very bottom of this gory article, 3 GI's Among 12 Killed, after you read past the severed arms and legs, you find this:

...Despite the violence, there were signs of progress on Saturday. Officials at Iraqi's central bank announced they had granted licenses to operate in the country to three foreign banks: Standard and Chartered, HSBC and the National Bank of Kuwait.

If the banks open on schedule, in mid-March, they will be the first foreign banks in Iraq in decades..

Of course it's not NEWS that banks are moving money and operations into Iraq. No no no. Not worth mentioning on its own. Stick that stuff in after the 'splodeydopes...

Posted by John Weidner at February 1, 2004 5:21 PM
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