Just read this in the NYT. Couldn't find this in any recent threads - maybe it is old news for you in the US - if so, ignore. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/29/i...&en=f2175188366b5e36&ei=5094&partner=homepage Would seem to confirm suspicions many people had about why there was such a rush to war (i.e. there's a lot of money in them there deserts). BTW, my brother just told me a friend of his has earned so much money in the last two years acting as a part time security guard in Iraq that he has had to leave the UK for the next few month in order to avoid paying the highest rate tax. He has basically earned enough to retire at the age of 48. Whose money is paying his wages I wonder?