In response to Andrew Mylius article titled UK firms squeezed out of reconstruction (NCE 13 March) I read with distress and anger that British and American firms are fighting against each other to secure contracts to rebuild Iraq after it is being destroyed by the armies of these two countries.
They can be guaranteed a lucrative business of grave construction for the massacred children and innocent men and women of Iraq. These companies will not need lists of targets from their armies, as the dead will be all over the country.
Have we, as civil engineers, really sunk to the level of bidding on causing maximum destruction and death then forcing the remaining alive to reconstruct what existed?
Dr Ala Sainak, SainakAN@halcrow. com