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Dear Felicity & List, The 'scholarly bit' was in your message. As for my own wording, 'biased'? Quite possible. 'One-sided? Likewise. The 'rant', for which I make no apologies, was, at least, my own. - What worries me about your List writings, Felicity, is that it looks like, in your books, official Iraq is incapable of ever doing anything wrong. Speaking personally, if I am questioning or critical about the UK/US governments, why should I not be allowed to use similar criteria for Iraq? So much for 'one-sided rant'! Greetings, Bert. >From: "farbuthnot" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: Bert Gedin <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, >email@example.com >CC: K.A.Mahdi@exeter.ac.uk >Subject: Re: [casi] The Sweeney. >Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 18:06:42 +0100 > >But where was the 'scholarly bit' this was a biased, by definition, one >sided, rant - best, f. > > > > Hi - It hasn't been my intention to make out that Sweeney had all the >right > > answers, and provided them. First-hand knowledge IS very important. It >is > > also possible, I believe, to make up for lack of personal first-hand > > know-how, yet to become quite 'expert' at something (certainly not me!). >One > > can write a scholarly book, e.g. on the Roman Empire, or on the Spanish > > _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. http://www.hotmail.com _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk