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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, Fay 1: ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 21:00:54 +0000 (GMT) From: F.Dowker <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org 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? 2: 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? _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk