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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Bert I know that "Not everyone will accept the official Iraqi war damage report, in the West". I know also that many people and some CASI members did not accept the UNICEF report about 500000 children died because of the sanctions, and that report was not a government report it was a UN report. I know that there are people who believe that "truth" comes only from their MOD and DOD. This "truth" will not come now, maybe in 20 years, because they do not want to say that they did it! Have you ever seen a crock voluntarily confessing his crime to the police not even on TV shows! I have no faith in MOD or DOD to "learn from the "mistakes" of the past". I am sure they will bomb the same water, sewage, electricity, communication systems that they destroyed 12 years ago. I am sure that if I am still alive, 10 years from now, we will have a chance to discuss whether the 2003 attacks on these targets were intentional and deliberate or was it collateral! Best regards Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar Baghdad, Iraq Dear Ghazwan, Since this topic burst upon the scene, there has been a fantastic response. Including some, very good communications from the scientific world (also, I'm sorry to say, a few unpleasant postings, on the Site & privately - freedom of expression at it's worst?). Until now, I don't think anyone from Iraq has written, on this topic, certainly not provided information as fully & informatively as yourself. Not everyone will accept the official Iraqi war damage report, in the West. But few would argue with the fact that it was Iraqi people who suffered the results of bombings, sanctions & other destruction, all this they have experienced first-hand. The very least we can do is to set aside our own predjudices, and study this report, very seriously. If we, at least, do that, then perhaps it offers us the opportunity to learn from the "mistakes" of the past. Greetings, Bert Gedin (Birmingham, U.K.). _______________________________________________ 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