[via PDK]  Article:  “Iraq builds social security system to protect workers”  They are building long term infrastructure.  They are behaving as if they were 100% ready to go. The latest I am hearing in Iraq they expect the budget announcement on Sunday now.  I am still of the belief that it is done. My redemption center folks are on call this weekend on a “shortened” call in time. They are negotiating each contract with contractors separately right now and rates are fluctuating. To me this means we are in a float. Because of what contractors are telling me – I know we are close… We have never, ever been this close before…My contacts in Iraq have a lot of expectations for this weekend.