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To: The Editor, The Guardian Johann Hari's (December 3, 2002) 'John Pilger moment' was his conscience pricking him about his duty to hold his own government responsible for its destructive actions. However, he performed the classic sidestep of the ideologically disciplined. By focusing on the crimes of the Iraqi government, he can ignore the crimes of his own. The UN itself has shown that 'Regardless of the improvements that might be brought about in the implementation of the current [UN] humanitarian programme <HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS> the magnitude of the humanitarian needs is such that they cannot be met in the context of the <HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS> [sanctions] resolutions'. Just because Saddam is killing Iraqis does not mean that the sanctions are not. Yours faithfully, Dr. Eric Herring Senior Lecturer in International Politics Department of Politics University of Bristol 10 Priory Road Bristol BS8 1TU England, UK Office tel. +44-(0)117-928-8582 Mobile tel. +44-(0)7771-966608 Fax +44-(0)117-973-2133 email@example.com http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Politics http://www.ericherring.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