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BBC is still referring to oil-for-food as 'aid' - see for example http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2897047.stm we should get complaints to them as soon as possible, because there will probably be substantial coverage of this in the media later this evening and tomorrow morning. BBC complaints emails can go to firstname.lastname@example.org or there's a form at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/services/feedback/html/errors_form.stm. Per's earlier email is a good template for comments - obviously the more you change the wording, the better: The 'oil for food' programme is the use of Iraqi funds for the purchase of commodities. By no stretch of the imagination is it 'financial or material help given by one country to another', a common dictionary definition of 'aid'. This is not linguistic sophistry, but an important part of the controversy that has surrounded the resumption of the programme. Quite apart from the logistic problems of delivering supplies, the funds committed by the United States and United Kingdom for humanitarian assistance have been grossly inadequate to cover for the damage and disruption of the war they are waging. Instead, Iraqis are being made to bear all the cost and risk, and the fact that the UN assumes the authority to administer the funds proceeding from Iraqi exports does not make it 'aid'. I look forward to seeing this corrected. ------------ Daniel O'Huiginn email@example.com 07789 260207 01223 564613 O9, Queens College ------------ "We cannot base our military strategy on the basis that Saddam is weak and at the same time justify pre-emptive action on the claim that he is a serious threat" Robin Cook "if there are continuous sandstorms for the next year and a half then they won't be able to start the war" Jonathan Stevenson _______________________________________________ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk