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Two comments on the below: > >10. But didn't Saddam gas his own people? > > > >A: There doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did so. > However, the > >United States, having gassed a church full of women and children in Waco > >with a poison gas that's illegal to use in warfare does not have > the moral high ground to pass judgment on other nations. (i) this claim has been thoroughly discredited. The CASI archives contain good discussions of it. Including claims like this in any argument weakens the argument. (ii) a small point, but the citizens of Halabja and many other parts of Iraq do not like being referred to as Saddam's "own people". Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | 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