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Pls Thank Rep. McKinney

From: Rania Masri <>   
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998  

 Please Distribute Widely


Please Send Letters of Appreciation/Ask Your
Representatives to Do the Same


Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) issued a statement this week criticizing 
U.S. "policy by crisis" on Iraq.  Calling UN sanctions a "weapon of mass
destruction" and citing data from UN agencies indicating more than one
million civilian deaths, she stated that "the suggestion of sanctions in
perpetuity is unconscionable."

She criticized the Clinton administration for the lack of a policy 
on Iraq since the Gulf War.  U.S. policy has been "all stick and no
carrot."  She called on the U.S. to "spell out what exactly it takes to
relax and then lift sanctions; otherwise there is no incentive to
cooperate."  She also criticized "Republican Rambos" in Congress who 
advocated the assassination of Saddam Hussein.

Rep. McKinney has been one of the leaders of congressional opposition to
U.S. policy on Iraq.  She opposed bombing in February and was an early
signer of Rep. John Conyers' (D-MI) letter to President Clinton calling
for the delinking of economic sanctions against civilians from military
sanctions.  The letter had 43 signers.


Please contact Rep. McKinney and thank her for her strong and courageous 
defense of the Iraqi people.
Let's show her the support she deserves.

Rep. Cynthia McKinney
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515-1004

(202) 225-1605
(fax) 226-0691

Contact your representatives.  Ask them to issue similar public 
in opposition to any bombing and in support of lifting the economic
sanctions against Iraqi civilians.

Your Representative                                     Your Senator
House of Representatives                              U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20515                                 Washington,Dc20510

You can reach any member of Congress through the congressional 
at (202) 224-3121.

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