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[casi] Useful Amnesty quote

To refute Blair's assertion that it is Saddam Hussein's 'manipulation' of
sanctions that is causing suffering, a quote from the AIUK Groups Iraq
Action Pack, Feb 2003:

"It is widely agreed, including by the World Health Organisation, the United
Nations Children's Fund, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation, that the
sanctions have crippled Iraq's economic infrastructure and have severely
impacted on the civilian population. These sanctions have put the rights to
food, health and education of the Iraqi population at risk, and have claimed
the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom children.

"Though there have been claims that the Iraqi regime has manipulated the
impact of the sanctions for propaganda purposes, Amnesty International
considers that the UN Security Council cannot avoid its share of the
responsibility for the severe impact of the sanctions on the Iraqi

Good for sending to MPs, press etc.

A version of this quote, as well as other good stuff, is available on the
Amnesty website:



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