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Dear Hazim, Yasser, and List, Thank you to those who shared 'Dr B Khalaf's' opinion. Sama and Yasser posted it just recently and someone else posted it a few weeks back. I agree, Hazim, it would be unethical for a medical doctor to "so strongly support the killing of possibly hundred of thousands of innocent Iraqis just to change a regime". It would also be out of character. Besides, 'Dr. Khalaf' seems to cherish the illusion that this would be a "war against Saddam Hussein" - leaving everyone else untouched (?). Yet he has supposedly experienced the carnage of war: Iran-Irak and the Gulf massacre where hundreds of thousands of conscripts and civilians were killed. (By sheer coincidence, IPO also talk about the "war on Saddam". So of course does the media.) There are other things too, e.g. style and tenor: From someone with 'Dr. Khalaf's' professional background and maturity one would expect a little more finesse in getting a point across. Actually, to me there seems so much out of character in this piece that I can't really believe in 'Dr. Khalaf's' credentials. Still, I can see why a pro-war opinion given by health professional might be assumed to carry more weight. > Locum consultant neurologist, London Yes... But just as an idea, this piece could have been concocted by anyone, couldn't it? :) Sorry if I sound paranoid. That's what all this propaganda is doing to me. Regards, Elga Sutter ------------Original Message------------ From: "hazim awbi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [casi] ... And why I will not Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:24:41 +0000 > This guy has no knowledge of politics and he is totally out of touch. > Besides, he is anethical regarding his profession. How would a doctor of > all people so strongly support the killing of possibly hundred of thousands > of innocent Iraqis just to change a regime? HA >>From: "Yasser Alaskary" <email@example.com> >>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Subject: [casi] ... And why I will not >>Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 23:40:37 -0000 >> >> http://www.guardian.co.uk/letters/story/0,3604,895397,00.html >> >>... And why I will not >> >>Dr B Khalaf >>Friday February 14, 2003 >>The Guardian [....] _______________________________________________ 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