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Dear Friends, Thanks to all who answered my query re Pilgar's documentary -- another example of the wonderful helpfulness of CASI. Enclosed is a letter to the editor regarding some easing of the prohibition against selling food to Cuba, but not to Iraq. (The article provoking the letter is at www.commondreams.org). I am sending my letter to this list in the hope that others will send their letter to build a database of letters infomration on whether or not the letters are published, so that our efforts can become even more effective. Thanks to all, tom, from inside the belly of the beast Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. George Washington University School of Business & Public Management Washington, D.C.
- From: Tom Nagy <nagy@DELETETHISgwu.edu>
- Subject: Not even the status of animals
- Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2000 10:26:39 -0400To the editor: I applaud Susanna Rodell's "Backward Progress on Cuba", but feel that the bill she cogently deconstructs has an additional lethal and criminal flaw. The bill continues to accept the use of the food (and the attendant starvation of children) as a legitimate weapon against the children of Iraq. If these children were animal, our pets, not human beings, then we would be in violation of law prohibiting cruelty to animals. I bear the marks of malnutrition in my bones as an infant survivor of W.W.II. If the current congress were in power in 1945, I probably would have died. But in '45, congress decided not to starve the defeated enemy including infants and probably prevented WWWIII as well as avoiding yet another crime against humanity. For more, please see my pamphlet protesting the desecratation of our graduation at George Washington University last month by Secretary Albright who commits "infanticide masquerading as policy" according to Rep. Bonoir. The pamphlet is as www.gwu.edu/~nagy/albrightprogram2.pdf. Sincerely, Tom Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. Member, Faculty Senate George Washington University School of Business & Public Management