4,849. 3/20/2003

Regarding Iraqi funds in American banks that had been frozen, on March 20, 2003: "the president [Bush] signed an executive order transferring the $1.7 billion in frozen Iraqi funds to the [U.S.] Treasury Department and stipulating they 'should be used…[to] assist in the reconstruction of Iraq.' "

 – Dov S. Zakheim, A Vulcan’s Tale, 196

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