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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 underestimates.) 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. _______________________________________________ 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