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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] ***THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT TO THE BBC WEBSITE FOR INCLUSION IN THE DISCUSSION WITH JOHN SWEENEY TOMORROW. INTERESTINGLY, I HAVE GONE BACK TO THE BBC WEBSITE TO GET HOLD OF THE PAGE ADDRESS AND IT HAS DISAPPEARED...CONSPIRACY THEORISTS MAKE OF THAT WHAT YOU WILL!!!*** I have seen you described as a supporter of sanctions and of further military intervention in Iraq. Surely you cannot be blind to the effect that military intervention and sanctions have had on the Iraqi people? To suggest that unsubstantiated claims are facts (as you do with your story about frozen babies) is highly unprofessional and certainly will not help the Iraqi people. Like our glorious leaders, you seem to be labouring under the illusion that the Iraqi people and Saddam Hussein are one and the same. They both deserve what they get. Consequently, as Saddam consolidates his power, the US and the UK aid him by maintaining a policy of torture and murder against the Iraqi people. May I suggest that instead of listening to the wild accusations bandied around by an ex-torturer who in turn heard it from a taxi driver who knows somebody in the regime and then presenting such low rate evidence as journalistic fact, you may have served the cause of peace more by listening to the warnings emanating from the United Nations building about the genocide being waged against the Iraqi people? That you failed to do so this time is a sad indictment of the state of journalistic integrity. It is to be regretted that the BBC has given your theories so much space. I hope that they will provide equal space for a right to reply which will offset the half truths, the rumours and the street gossip that passes for much journalistic fact. _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk