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Hi, So we are to ignore thirteen years of World Food Programme, UNICEF, Care, Save the CHildren and the UN's own experts (Halliday, von Sponeck, Tun Myat, Benon Sevan) about the holfd which led to so many disasters. About summer medications being delivered in winter and vice versa. Injectible medications being delivered with no suringes, dialysis machines being vetoed, along with cancer medications, X-ray machunes, the wherewithal for bone marrow transplants? Were these experts and organisations in league with Saddam perhaps? How could he build palaces with oil for food money - held by the UN - perhaps the UN gave him the cash from the escrow account? With everyone unpaid and desparate after thirteen years of deprivation, there is a more likely reason for the doctors remarks regarding medicines. Every one has a breaking point and a family to look after. The US is and has, thrown millions$'s aroung in bribes. The army have been bribed, people were reportedly bribed to smile and wave for the camerasto troops who were trashing their towns, homes, shooting their relatives, bribed to throw flowers (reportedly cut pink and cream carnations - when did anyone see them in Iraq?) Must have taken some organisation to fly them in a give them out pristine and unwilted. Coincidentally, Israel, just down the road geographically does a roaring trade in cut flower exports. Anyway, as I say, everyone has a breaking point and in the current clime, with all those dollars floating around, it's worth bearing in mind. And since the US is behaving no better than Saddam - disappearing people, censoring the media - and beaming two channels out run by ultra Christian fundamentalists - who knows there haven't been threats as well? Or were they even doctors at all, or CIA stooges in white coats? Refrigerator babies, rather than incubator babies. We've been the baby route before. There was a strange line from the doctor about mothers being forced to wail at the bayby's funeral even though he or she had been dead a few weeks. What, grief over the death of a child just fases away in a couple of weeks, months? Doesn't sound much like the psychology of a medic. But it's a great diversion from the chaos the US have brought to Baghdad. Let's give Hill and Knowlton a call. In the new Iraq who knows anything. Yours deeply cynically, felicity a. _______________________________________________ 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