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> 2)May I suggest that you share your respone with the >entire list. If your members of congress are like mine Sure, but it's nothing special -- just quick and to the point. I think the main thing is that they got a letter. My understanding is that usually the staff reads letters and sorts them into categories, perhaps passing something said on. Durbin doesn't generally answer letters, but I don't think that's particularly significant since the Hastert's replies don't come from him anyway, but are part of a standard procedure with form letters. It's numbers of letters which count most, it seems. """""""""""""""""""""""" From: bob.steel1 To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 19:38:27 PST Subject: Chlorine needed to curb epidemic Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Honorable Senator Durbin and Speaker Hastert: Below is a portion of a post I got from CASI, the Cambridge based organization Campaigne Against Sanctions in Iraq. Assuming this is accurate, would you please have your office do what they can to expedite the shipments of chlorine where needed, to provide safe drinking water in Iraq. Thank you, Bob Steel 207 College Ave Dixon, Il 61021 --------- Begin forwarded message ---------- [...] Even BBC carried one full story (on April 19th if memory serves) cititing the exhaustion of supplies of chlorine in S. Iraq and its totally predictable consequences. Of course BBC was careful to add the utterly improbably/implausible sops of "unrest" and "looting" to ally the conscience of anyone not fully lulled to sleep by the flow of propaganda. This standard technique works well on anyone completely ignorant of criminology or history or medicine and epidemiology. None of this mainstream media pap passes what we call the "giggle test" of plausibility. Even demented lesser races do not loot commodities which have zero potential use or resale (fencing) value and which are highly dangerous to handle without apt training and equipment. The idea that the US/UK war machines cannot escort and "defend" a very finite # of water treatment systems in S. Iraq a couple of truck traversing a few tens of miles from people both unlikely and incapable of posing a serious threat again does not pass the giggle test. [...] --------- End forwarded message ---------- ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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