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> A letter published in today's Independent. > > Chris Doyle > Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding 21 Collingham Road London SW5 0NU Tel: 020 7373 8414 Fax: 020 7835 2088 Mobile 07968 040 281 www.caabu.org > Letter published in the Independent > 10 August 2000 > > > The Foreign Office Minister Peter Hain has made a defiant attempt to > defend US-UK policy on Iraq, or rather Saddam Hussein("It is important as > ever to keep Saddam Hussein in his cage", 7 August). He squarely blames > the whole mess on Saddam Hussein. But to have a humanitarian programme > dependent on the goodwill of a dictator with such an appalling human > rights record, whom US officials publicly still want to get rid of does > not make sense. > How do the sanctions contain Saddam Hussein when the US acknowledges > that every year $1 billion dollars of oil is smuggled out of Iraq via Iran > alone? So his cronies get what they want, including, no doubt, items > necessary for any weapons programme, but the people of Iraq get nothing > but suffering. To argue that Saddam is in a cage is therefore rubbish. > His regime is ever more entrenched, (Remainder of paragraph not published) > whilst his neighbours can still live in fear of what weapons and plans the > Iraqi government may or may not be devising for future use. > (Paragraph not published) Perhaps Mr Hain might consider suspending > flights in the No-Fly Zones, conditional on Iraq not bombing its civilians > from the air, in return for Iraqi compliance with Resolution 1284. > > > Sir Cyril Townsend > Director > > > Chris Doyle > CAABU > 21 Collingham Road > London SW5 0NU > 020 7 373 8414 > Fax 020 7 835 2088 > Mobile 07968 040 281 > www.caabu.org > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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