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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 20, New Road, Hailey, Oxon OX29 9TZ 7th February,2003 01993 775080 Dear Sir, Your article "UK war dossier a sham, say experts" by Michael White and Brian Whitaker reveals just how shameful and inadequate the drive for war against Iraq is on both sides of the Atlantic. For months we have been told about all the secret intelligence information passing across our leaders' desks, which they can't reveal to us because of the 'sensitivity of information gathering'. Now we can see for ourselves what a load of drivel that is. This new 'dossier' is old, and tired, and seems to owe little or nothing to our intelligence services, being largely lifted and plagiarised from other people's work. And this new 'dossier' has been so highly praised by Colin Powell, and presumably his people, indicating that US intelligence services are equally as ill-informed as ours are. Most of us gave Colin Powell the benefit of the doubt. We were not impressed with his presentation to the Security Council but we felt on balance he spoke with integrity and meant well. I at least no longer feel that way. The drive for war has been shown up as the farce that it is. The inspectors have to have all the time they need. Yours faithfully, Christopher Leadbeater _______________________________________________ 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