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The BBC interviewed Ibrahim al-Marashi, the PhD student who wrote the original thesis and article - the report was on Newsnight last night and on the BBC radio news bulletins all this morning. This also raises the question of how much of the other intelligence has been gathered in this way - is this why the public are not allowed to see the 'evidence'? Can we now interpret 'not wanting to endanger our sources' as really meaning 'not wanting to reveal what we have plagiarised'? Menzies Campbell (Liberal Democrats) made a revealing comment on Newsnight last night in response to the plagiarism: he said that he hoped that the author(s) did not get paid for such a sloppy [?can't remember exact word] piece of work. Perhaps this indicates that the dossiers are being put together by consultants bought in for the purpose and that Parliamentarians are aware of this? All the best Cathy Aitchison -- Cathy Aitchison _______________________________________________ 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