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if anyone is still writing letters or talking to people about the plagiarised dossier, you might want to mention that, despite a half-hearted apology by the government, the dossier is still prominently placed on the Downing St. website [http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page7111.asp, and linked to from the front page, and from the page on Jack Straw's latest Iraq statement http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page7183.asp] As far as I can see, there is no clarification of sources or defense of the document's validity. Also, there were several articles in the Sunday papers repeating the idea that war is necessary because sanctions aren't working - obvious scope for letters there, opposing war, sanctions, or both. Incidentally, if you're talking to people on either of these, could you be careful NOT to do so on behalf of CASI? The committee periodically gets complaints that CASI is overstepping its mandate by taking positions on issues other than sanctions. This reduces our effectiveness in opposing sanctions, and so we try pretty hard to avoid it. That's why Glen's dossier revelation, for example, was handled without using CASI's name. So please either write on your own behalf, or check with the committee [firstname.lastname@example.org] first. Dan ------------------- Daniel O'Huiginn O9, Queens' College, Cambridge 07789 260207 01223 260207 email@example.com ------------------- _______________________________________________ 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