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[casi] Cholera in Iraq

Dear List,

I note that the reports of cholera in Iraq when referred to by the UK and US
spokespersons say it is 'endemic' in Iraq - this dismissing it as, in
effect, unavoidable.

Here are the figures from Ramsey Clark's The fire This Time (page xiii on
the foreword.)

Cholera: 1989-1990 - Nil. However, after the destruction of the water system
in the 1991 war: 1991-1992: 2,100. (And this was as now, when phones,
computers, communications, record keeping, woeful, so surely these figures

Typhoid: 1989 - 1, 812. 1992 - 19,378

Dysentry: 1989 - 19,615. 1992 - 61,938

Polio: 1989 -10.  1992 - 120

No doubt the troops have their water flown in, but my pacifist days being
over in my twilight years - a lifetime of misguided beliefs I have decided -
I hope not.

Best, felicity a.

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