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Response to Martin Woollacott article <fwd>


I have just emailed this to The Guardian regarding Martin 
Woollacott's depressingly inaccurate article today. Please 
send in other letters too.

Best wishes

Eric Herring

Dear Editor:

Martin Woollacott's article ('Iraq's Devastation is due to 
Saddam, not sanctions', 23 February) flies in the face of 
ten years of UN reports. For example, in March 1999 the 
UN's Humanitarian Panel reported that 'regardless of the 
improvements that might be brought about in the 
implementation of the current humanitarian programme ... 
the magnitude of the humanitarian needs is such that they 
cannot be met within the context of the parameters set 
forth in [existing UN] resolution[s]... the humanitarian 
situation in Iraq will continue to be a dire one in the 
absence of a sustained revival of the Iraqi economy, which 
in turn cannot be achieved solely through remedial 
humanitarian efforts.' 


Dr. Eric Herring
University of Bristol

Dr. Eric Herring
Department of Politics
University of Bristol
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