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Q: Nightline April 23, 2003 Natsios ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Nightline April 23, 2003 Natsios
Category: Reference, Education and News > Current Events
Asked by: amgine-ga
List Price: $2.50
Posted: 18 Dec 2003 16:15 PST
Expires: 17 Jan 2004 16:15 PST
Question ID: 288502
Looking for the Nightline transcript from April 23, 2003 Ted Koppel's
interview with Andrew Natsios. Formerly cached on Google at
Nightline Natsios transcript
Subject: Re: Nightline April 23, 2003 Natsios
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 18 Dec 2003 17:46 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

Well it's been removed from USAID's site, disappeared from Google's
cache and doesn't exist in the Internet Archive
( Lots of blogs have this snippet:

TED KOPPEL (Off Camera): 
Well, it's a, I think you'll agree, this is a much bigger project than
any that's been talked about. Indeed, I understand that more money is
expected to be spent on this than was spent on the entire Marshall
Plan for the rebuilding of Europe after World War II. This is USAID--

No, no. This doesn't even compare remotely with the size of the Marshall Plan.

TED KOPPEL (Off Camera) 
The Marshall Plan was $97 billion.

This is 1.7 billion.

TED KOPPEL (Off Camera) 
All right, this is the first. I mean, when you talk about 1.7, you're
not suggesting that the rebuilding of Iraq is gonna be done for $1.7

Well, in terms of the American taxpayers contribution, I do, this is
it for the US. The rest of the rebuilding of Iraq will be done by
other countries who have already made pledges, Britain, Germany,
Norway, Japan, Canada, and Iraqi oil revenues, eventually in several
years, when it's up and running and there's a new government that's
been democratically elected, will finish the job with their own
revenues. They're going to get in $20 billion a year in oil revenues.
But the American part of this will be 1.7 billion. We have no plans
for any further-on funding for this.

But fortunately there was one individual who took screenshots of
Google's cached copy. You can read the entire transcript via these 6

from Different Strings

I have personally saved them in case they disappear from the above links.

Search strategy: I searched for koppel natsios, found the excerpt,
searched for a sentence from the excerpt - "Iraq will be done by other
countries who have already made pledges", checked every site that
appeared in the search results, *including* those accessed by clicking

"repeat the search with the omitted results included"

Best wishes,
amgine-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00
Excellent search! Although a text transcript would have been
desirable, you at least *found* the transcript. I will transcribe and
put on the web somewhere.

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