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I am reproducing below two messages that relates to Nader's position on the sanctions: At a campaign stop in New Haven, CT, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader took a question about sanctions in front of a crowd of about 200. Q. You mentioned infant mortality. Our government created sanctions that have caused a massive increase in infant morality in Iraq. Would you end the genocidal sanctions? Ralph Nader: It is a horrible brutal policy whose purpose is to entrench a dictator. Look at how the dual use prohibition is carried out. It keeps kidney dialysis machines from Iraq on grounds that they might have some military use. It's a failed a brutal policy. Those who saw Leslie Stahl's show about the sanctions some years ago know how cruel it is. ______________________________ Ralph Nader on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation," 6/21/00, in response to a caller asking for his position on the sanctions against Iraq: "Well, certainly lifting sanctions that are responsible in significant part for the deaths of 5,000 Iraqi children a month, according to the American Physicians report and U.N. reports - this is one of the great crimes of the Clinton Administration. You don't bring a dictator to his knees by killing the children - [if you do that] you give the dictator even more propaganda to repress his people. If you want to entrench a dictator, just cut off food and medicines - you should see what's on the perscribed list - all kinds of things that are considered 'dual us' that can be used for 'military purposes,' like kidney dialysis machines. So this is something that has to be corrected, and it really shows the cowardliness of the Clinton Administration. It's enough that '60 Minutes' program by Leslie Stahl, when she went to Iraq to watch these kids dying all over Iraq - you'd think that would have been enough to wake up Madeline Albright. Instead she said 'well, it's the price that has to be paid' - right on the Leslie Stahl, uh, program." ----- Original Message ----- From: Tom Nagy To: richard byrne Cc: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, July 03, 2000 2:47 AM Subject: Re: ralph nader, US green candidate Nader gave a powerful and detailed denunciation of the sanctions on Public Radio last week. I'll try to find and post the URL if one is available that gives his exact words. Tom Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. George Washington University Washington, D.C. richard byrne wrote: Dear all There was a piece in the Guardian today about Ralph Nader, who is standing for US presidnet on a Green ticket, and picking up a significant vote in the polls. Does anyone know where he stands on sanctions? If not, can anyone elicit something from him? Peace Richard Byrne Do You Yahoo!? Kick off your party with Yahoo! Invites. -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi