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Here are a few more ideas. Has anyone had experience (good or bad) of submitting short and direct written questions eg via your MP? I think that the main problem with UK policy on Iraq is that it is too close to US policy. The US appears to be following a vendetta against Iraq. Holds and delays by the 661 committee have led to more suffering and deaths in Iraq. What % of all holds have been applied by the US/UK? The US/UK by virtue of holding vetoes have prevented the ending of the current genocidal sanctions regime. If these two countries did not use their veto would there not be an overwhelming majority on the UNSC who would vote for major change? The UK produced Resolution 1284 which many have seen as a shameful and bogus attempt to resolve the suffering in Iraq. The vetoes held by the US/UK prevented any meaningful progress by less brutal countries in the UNSC. Is it really true that the UK did not at any time enter into discussions with the Government of Iraq whilst preparing this resolution? The US/UK seem to ignore the UNSC when they want to. Desert Fox did serious harm to the UN monitoring regime in Iraq. Why did the US/UK not allow the UNSC to make the decision? Noting that the UK Prime Minister made it clear that some (sleeping) soldiers were targets, what are the US/UK estimates of Iraqi casualties from Desert Fox? The no-fly zones and punishment bombings do not have the authority of the UNSC. Why does the UK not seek the approval of the UNSC? Substantial amounts of DU were used by the US/UK in the Gulf War. There are serious concerns about major health risks to the civilian population as a result. Will the UK urgently seek (and help fund) an independent study of this in Iraq? The UK government has expressed the desire to have an ethical foreign policy. As one of the two prime movers of the sanctions policy can you tell us how many Iraqis are estimated to have been killed as a result of the Gulf War and the sanctions? Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi