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Dear Colleagues, I have expressed concern about give space in the CASI discussion group and on the documents list of CASI to an annonymous but "high U.S. military official". Now I experess concern about responses like the one below which quotes an unnamed UN official and makes other claims that sound like they are out of the high production value-no citations State Dept. "White Paper". Is the photo also from the "White Paper"? The reason I oppose annonymity and/or unnamed sources is that it is so open to abuse. I will post a paper by Rizer from a DOD on-line journal. If someone want to attack my interpretation of the Rizer article, please do so but not with annonymous sources and unnamed sources. Let's hold people and national leaders to a single standard, lest all integrity vanish. I'm all for being critical of leaders but let's use credible evidence and employ uniform rule for weighing evidence. Sincerely, T. Nagy, Ph.D. George Washington University Washington, D.C. where the "reliable but unnamed source" is the norm. >===== Original Message From Anai Rhoads <firstname.lastname@example.org> ===== >Here is what I found: > >"The fact that Saddam Hussein is spending hundreds of millions to build palaces and refusing to use the humanitarian programme the United Nations has authorised shows the hypocrisy of his claims that he is concerned about his people's suffering." - UN official > >Saddam Hussein has spent more than 2 billion dollars since 1990 building new palaces and renovating old ones. There are at least 50 palaces and luxury residences around Iraq for the sole use of Saddam and his family. One of them is larger than Versailles. > >Tons of marble has been looted from Iraq's priceless archaeological sites to be used in a new palace on the shore of an artificial lake, created by diverting the Tigris near Saddam's birthplace of Tikrit. The dictator also spends huge sums to smuggle marble and other supplies into Iraq despite the embargo. > >Saddam continues to spend billions of the Iraqi people's money to build himself lavish palaces. The United Nations sanctions committee has pointedly turned down the regime's repeated applications to import marble, alabaster and water fountains -- favourite items in Saddam's palaces. > >It has satellite images here: > >http://www.inc.org.uk/English/palaces/Mosulpalace.JPEG > >~ Anai Rhoads > >- - - - >Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love--takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. > >-- >__________________________________________________________ >Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com >http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup > > >_______________________________________________ >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 _______________________________________________ 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