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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Hi The BBC at every opportunity tries to avoid our responsibility for what has happened in Iraq. Perhaps some of your journalists and researchers should see John Pilger's documentary this Sunday on the ITV News channel. Even better would be for the BBC to screen this documentary so that a wider audience can see it. In the extract below, Caroline Hawley includes the favoured mantra of 'neglect' as well as corruption. She should find out how good the health system was in Iraq before our genocidal sanctions. A more subtle 'error' is the reference to two decades for the brain drain whereas the truth is that our sanctions caused this. ***** Iraq appeals for health funding http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3883545.stm The BBC's Caroline Hawley in Baghdad says shortages were common under the previous government of Saddam Hussein due to a combination of economic sanctions, neglect and corruption. Observers say another problem over the last two decades has been the "brain drain" of healthcare professionals to foreign countries. Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk