Let Them Eat Chips

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UNITED NATIONS: Several months after Iraq accepted an oil-for-food deal with the U.N, allowing it to sell about $2 billion worth of oil in order to buy much needed food and medicine, the deal is now entangled in U.N. negotiations and a firm U.S. protest over some unusual items on the Iraqi grocery list, specifically computers and oil-drilling and telecommunications equipment. The U.S. is also troubled by Iraq's plan to control distribution of supplies to the beleaguered Kurdish population from Baghdad, since both the U.S. and the U.N. are concerned that the Kurds may not get their fair share. The U.S. says the plan is "unacceptable." U.N. officials are now explaining the problem to Iraq. -->