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Re: [casi] dodgy dossier

Hi all,

On Dan's point about writing as CASI, I should perhaps clarify: we do of
course consider members of this list to be part of CASI, and you're very
welcome to sign off letters etc as 'Member, Campaign Against Sanctions on
Iraq', as you would with Voices or CND or Amnesty etc. What we want to
avoid is the impression that these are official statements by CASI, which
clearly we need to discuss and approve as a committee!

Also, Glen's dossier revelation was handled without using CASI's name
because he did it in his capacity as an Iraq analyst, specifically as an
expert on weapons inspections, and thus it had nothing to do with CASI.
Other than its being posted on this list, of course!

Hope that makes sense.

Best wishes,


Co-ordinator | Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq
Gonville and Caius College | Cambridge | CB2 1TA
tel 01223 521914 | mob 07818 651124 |

> 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
> [] first.

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