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[casi] Questions for Tony Blair

Dear Listmembers,
Targeting the press is good strategy right now. The questions we
send not only put Blair on the spot (a tactic is to think of
something that's obviously based on compassionate concern that he
simply can't answer) but it puts pressure on the journalists and
editors who have to read what we send. I sent these questions
in two separate messages:

best wishes,


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 21:00:54 +0000 (GMT)
From: F.Dowker <>
Subject: Questions for Tony Blair

What are your estimated numbers of civilian deaths that will be
risked by attacking Iraq? Do you agree with the UN report "Integrated
Humanitarian Contingency Plan for Iraq and Neighbouring Countries"
produced by the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
(OCHA) on 7 January 2003 which says
"In the event of a crisis, 30 percent of children under 5 would be at
risk of death from malnutrition" That means 1.26 million children.

If you don't agree with this UN report, on what reseach is your own
estimate based?

Can you guarantee that the electricity generating facilities of Iraq
will not be destroyed in an attack? If not, what message do you have
for the parents of a child currently on a life support machine in
intensive care in a Baghdad hospital?

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