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Re: [casi] Blairspeak

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In a message dated 12/02/03 16:52:37 GMT Standard Time, writes:

> I heard a bit of PMQ this afternoon. Mr Blair said that because of the
> way Saddam has implemented sanctions, which has cost the Iraqi people
> dear, it was necessary to go to war (my interpretation).  Ie we must
> bomb Iraq out of humanitarian concern...a quick death or a lingering
> death...but the death option.
> I have been well informed by CASI over the years about sanctions on
> Iraq. The last conference I attended in 2001 was about dealing with
> sanctions as a foreign policy.

I have heard this sort of comment by sanctions apologists before but have not
taken them seriously. What exactly does Blair mean when he talks about how
Saddam operates sanctions?


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