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If anyone saw Sunday night's fantastic Bremner, Bird and Fortune hour-long satire on the war on Iraq - which was as informative as it was hilarious - they will have seen the camera zoom onto documents in the Public Records Office concerning gassing the Kurds of what is now northern Iraq. One document from the early twenties indicated that if poison gas attacks did not take place it was only because an effective means of delivery of the noxious agent yet to be devised. So WC (which stands for Winston Churchill, water closet, and war criminal) and his hammer, Arthur Harris, who headed up the RAF bombers who - as BBF pointed out - were the first people in history to systematically and deliberately bomb civilians - had to make do with conventional explosives and incendiaries. _______________________________________________ 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