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FYI -----Original Message----- From: MERIP Media [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 11:39 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Special MERIP Publication: Why Another War? (2nd ed.) For immediate release December 11, 2002 Special MERIP Publication Why Another War? A Backgrounder on the Iraq Crisis (Second Edition) As Washington examines Iraq's 11,807-page declaration of its past and allegedly current programs for weapons of mass destruction, US-led military intervention to remove Saddam Hussein's regime still appears to be a likely denouement to the crisis. While Bush claims that "America speaks with one voice" on the urgent need to topple Hussein, demonstrations across the country show that much of the US public has not accepted the administration's case for war. The Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP) has published an updated second edition of a concise 16-page primer by Sarah Graham-Brown, author of Sanctioning Saddam (1999), and Chris Toensing, editor of Middle East Report, offering answers to the major questions swirling around the Iraq crisis of 2002. Does Saddam Hussein's regime pose a "mortal threat" to the US and Iraq's neighbors? How have sanctions imposed after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait affected ordinary Iraqis? How has the Iraqi regime stayed in power despite its defeat in the Gulf war and a decade of sanctions? Has the US attempted to end the 12-year confrontation between Iraq and the UN through peaceful diplomacy? What drives the Bush administration's policy of "regime change"? The second edition of MERIP's Iraq backgrounder is available online at: http://www.merip.org Ideal for use in classrooms and at teach-ins or special events, MERIP's Iraq backgrounder is also available in print at no charge, while supplies last. To order copies or for further information, contact MERIP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 223-3677. --+------------------------------------------------------------------ Press Information Notes are a free service of the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP). You are subscribed as: email@example.com To unsubscribe, go to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail: <mailto:email@example.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