PAN ARAB UNION FOR PEACE

NEWS COMMENTARY
March 20, 2003
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- US Readies Aid for Egypt to Offset Iraq War Thu March 20, 2003 07:46 PM ET By Adam Entous WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration plans to provide Middle East ally Egypt with $2.3 billion in aid to help it weather the economic shock of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, sources familiar with the plan said on Thursday. The package, comprised of $2 billion in loan guarantees and $300 million in economic grants, will be wrapped into a $75 billion-plus war budget that President Bush will send to Congress as early as Friday, according to diplomatic and congressional sources. Sleeping US Marine Accidentally Killed by His Own Gun Thursday, April 03, 2003 4:15 p.m. ET E-mail or Print this story - - - - - AS SAYLIYA, Qatar (Reuters) - A sleeping U.S. Marine was killed by his gun in central Iraq when the weapon accidentally discharged, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The Marine's M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon fired one round into his chest, U.S. Central Command said in a statement from its war headquarters in Qatar. The accident took place on Wednesday night near the city of Kut, the statement said. The soldier's name was not disclosed, but Central Command said he was with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force's 1st Marine Division. "The Marine died honorably in the service of his country," the statement said. Copyright 2003 Reuters Limited. "IRAQ shall be free; IRAQ shall not be bound; IRAQ shall be compensated." RIGHT CAN AND WILL TRIUMPH OVER MIGHT Jean M. Temple, MBA "MarvelousMom" (codename:GraceUnlimited)


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