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BBC Newsnight's special programme did a great service for democracy last night and Jeremy Paxman was at his best when he well and truly nailed the arrogant Tony Blair on this oft quoted LIE about SH throwing out the inspectors in 1998. Speaking to a couple of the great uninformed today at work, this was for the them the part of the interview which most damaged Blair's credibility (for me it was things like the bombing of the Sudan pharmaceutical plant). I sent the email below to Newsnight (and CASI) in mid-November. I am impressed that they got hold of Tony Blair in order to satisfy my request!! ***** extract from email ***** Tonight, Jeremy Paxman described the Operation Desert Fox bombing of Iraq in December 1998 as a 'response' to the withdrawal of the UN weapon inspectors. This is simply wrong! Newsnight failed to report adequately at the time on this episode and continues to fail. The truth about Desert Fox raises lots of questions which I'd like to see someone like Jeremy ask a Government spokesman. ***** end of extract ***** lots more cans of worms about Desert Fox ... Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________________ 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