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May I suggest that we ask some of the following questions in letters to newspapers and MPs: 1. how many other dossiers are plagiarized 2. whether the officials responsible will be sacked 3. how far this reflects a wider culture of dishonesty Link 3 to: a) Blair's statement that Iraq threw out the weapons inspectors. After Paxman corrected him (the inspectors were withdrawn by the UN ahead of US bombing), Blair tried to claim that the inspectors were "effectively" thrown out. I found this very dishonest, and very obviously so, and hopefully so did many other viewers. b) Blair's claim that the sanctions on Iraq have been devastating to the civilian population because of the way Saddam implements them. Surely there are UN documents etc which disprove this canard. Possibly link point 1 to the Guardian's report that Voices have found something that might be dodgy in an earlier dossier: "One anti-war group, Voices in the Wilderness, identified a passage from No 10's September dossier directly traceable to Saddam Secrets, a book by Tim Trevan published in 1999." ( http://politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/story/0,11538,891578,00.html ) Richard _______________________________________________ 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