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Re: [casi] Doctors tell how children's deaths became propaganda

"I was particularly dismayed to hear that Adnan Pachachi [the 80 year old
ex-Iraqi foreign minister] wants to get involved in the interim regime. He
has had nothing to do with Iraq for many years and, as foreign minister, he
approved everything that Saddam did."

A point of clarification concerning the above excerpt from Yasser Alaskary's
interview in The Guardian on May 21, 2003 which was circulated to CASI is

Adnan Pachachi was foreign minister in Iraq until 1968, the year the Ba'ath
Party confirmed complete control over the country in a coup. Pachachi has
been in exile ever since. Therefore, he was  never foreign minister when
Saddam Hussein in power (unoficially in about 1973, effectively by 1978-79).

In an op-ed piece in the Financial Times on March 3, 2003 by Pachachi, he
was described as "Foreign minister in the government deposed by Saddam
Hussein in 1968."

Peter Kiernan

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