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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 'The deaths of Iraqi children from the effects of sanctions. You've been sucked in'. I am somewhat puzzled as to the raison d'etre of your E Mail to Casi commenting on John Pilger's various claims concerning Iraqi children dead as the result of US/UK organised sanctions. It is abundantly clear that to arrive at any accurate figure at any date is an arduous if not impossible task. I have no doubt that all the figures offered by Mr. Pilger were offered with integrity. Having said the question is difficult, I submit that it is abundantly clear that the number of Iraqi child deaths from sanctions has always been horrific and that Mr. Pilger is honourable and compassionate to have said so and to try to appeal that the killing be stopped by the end of sanctions. Our Prime Minister and the US President both choose to play down these disastrous deaths and to blame Saddam for them. Such an attitude is shameful. I suggest that the remarks by Madelaine Allbright defy almost any sort of comment. She could not have made them if she felt that the Iraqi children were real people. However many deaths there have been, it is almost certainly more than the whole British and British Empire deaths in WW2. Does a precise number really matter? Chris Leadbeater _______________________________________________ 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