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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I found this on the DefendAmerica.mil website. I thought this bit particularly interesting. "during the 90s Saddam "cut" spending on public health" while there was no mention whatsoever of sanctions. I think we call this revisionist. HEALTH: Under Saddam, one in eight Iraqi children died before the age of five and infant mortality was among the highest in the Arab world. Quality healthcare was reserved for Baath party officials and others connected to the regime. During the 1990’s, Saddam cut spending on public health by over 90%. Today, working closely with the Iraqi Health Ministry and other Iraqi medical professionals, the Coalition is restoring and expanding basic health care services. All of Iraq’s 240 hospitals have been re-opened, and 95% of Iraq’s health clinics are open and accepting patients. More than 22 million doses of vaccines have been delivered to support vaccinating 4.2 million children and 700,000 pregnant women. By the end of 2004, more than 90 percent of Iraqi children under age five will have been immunized against preventable diseases such as polio, tuberculosis, and measles. There are no signs of epidemics. The Coalition delivered more than 12,000 tons of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in the last 120 days. Next year, the goal is to provide backup power systems to every Ministry of Health hospital in Iraq, provide medical-grade oxygen to all hospitals, and establish a healthcare facility replacement program. Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA In response to criticism concerning the first Gulf War. I firmly believed we should not march into Baghdad ...To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us and make a broken tyrant, into a latter-day Arab hero … George H. W. Bush (41) ...assigning young soldiers to a fruitless hunt for a securely entrenched dictator and condemning them to fight in what would be an unwinnable urban guerrilla war. George H. W. Bush (41) In response to reporters query relating to attacks against US service people. Bring 'em on! George W. Bush (43) July 3, 2003 _______________________________________________ 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