Between a virtuous outcome and catastrophe: three scenarios for an uncertain future

Issue 706 - 21 Mar 2003

Even before Iraqis are confronted with the awe and terror of an unprecedented US-led bombardment – expected soon after the initial assault on the Baathist establishment and  its defences,  launched on 20 March as GSN went to press –  businesses have been  steeling themselves to chase the opportunities that will be offered by a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.  Even before the war starts, it seems to be over for Saddam Hussein, with the USA awarding reconstruction contracts – whose legality of which is questionable –  and companies already dreaming about the contracts on offer.


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