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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] Dear List, This is indeed the most outrageous request I have ever come across!! CASI posted differing opinions from opposing views of the Iraqi issue. Some were even malicious and insulting, and some were outright lies and fabrications. We had the right to discuss those issues and agree or disagree with them. But no one ever asked the list manager to take down an article which he or she believed to be “offending and crucially untrue”. The Mission of the Baghdad Bulletin as posted by them in May 2003 states the following: “The Baghdad Bulletin is committed to covering the issues surrounding the redevelopment of Iraq after Saddam Hussein's rule. It is a non-partisan publication whose only tenet is that the presence of a free press offering a forum for all sides is an inalienable human right. With balanced investigative journalism from a mixture of Iraqi and foreign staff writers, Baghdad Bulletin aims to provide insightful news from inside Iraq. Baghdad Bulletin also publishes opinionated "Guest" articles which tackle Iraqi issues from a range of angles. During this period of political transition, multinational contract winning, private investment and institution building, this newspaper aims to provide a forum for questioning and debating the efficiency, value and socio-economic implications of these events.” This is exactly what Felicity Arbuthnot did: practiced her “inalienable human right” to “question and debate the efficiency, value and socio-economic implications of the events in Iraq”, in a forum which believes in free press and in the right to disagree. As of Wednesday, Lord Butler still insists that Iraq had mobile weapons labs and that Iraq was trying to purchase Nuclear material from Africa; claims that have been proven to be lies and untrue. Should Line Thomsen also ask that Lord Butler’s report be taken down because it contains these lies and falsifications? As an Iraqi, I am surprised that Line Thomsen would even consider such request. Do we only allow articles and views that agree with ours and shut others out?? How different are we then from Saddam ??? HZ __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail - 50x more storage than other providers! http://promotions.yahoo.com/new_mail _______________________________________ 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