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Dear Suzy,
Thanks for your efforts. However, just a technicality: I counted the words 
of your middle sentence, and got about 69. Too much, surely, even for a 
seasoned letter-page editor? Apart from that, you make a very apt point, 
it's a useful reminder for readers of N.Y. Times and others.
Bert Gedin (Birmingham, U.K.)....

>From: "Suzy T. Kane" <>
>To: "Discuss List CASI" <>
>Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 23:50:02 -0700
>Howdy from New Mexico.  I thought I'd pass along the following letter I
>just sent to The NY Times:
>To the Editor:
>In  "At the Hague, It's a Leader on Trial, Not a People" (Feb. 17), your
>reporter states that the trial of the former Yugoslav leader Slobodan
>Milosevic, indicted for war crimes in the Balkans, is "the first trial
>of a head of state for war crimes."  It is the second such trial.
>In New York City on February 29, 1992, I attended the public session of
>the International War Crimes Tribunal convened by former U.S. Attorney
>General Ramsey Clark, culminating the efforts of the previous ten months
>of the Commission of Inquiry Clark spearheaded to collect evidence and
>testimony to substantiate its nineteen-point indictment at public
>hearings held in twenty-eight U. S. cities and in fifteen countries
>around the world.
>On the one-year anniversary of the Persian Gulf War, the Tribunal's
>twenty-one judges from seventeen countries who convened in New York
>found George Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf and
>other individuals guilty as charged with war crimes against Iraq, crimes
>against peace and crimes against humanity.

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