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List, I was one of those who wrote an email of complaint to the BBC (a very short one, concentrating on the very misleading nature of the description "aid" and the consequent implication that the UN was involved in benevolence when in fact it was simply taking action - very inadequately - to limit the effects of its own harsh sanctions). I'm pleased to say the BBC has emailed me back to say that they've rewritten the article in light of my complaint (and, I expect, other peoples' as well). I apologize in advance if someone has already pointed this out - if they have, I'm afraid I missed it. The BBC told me this today, although the article says it was last updated on the 22nd (which I don't think is correct). The article is still at its original location ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/3226016.stm ) but the content is drastically changed. I certainly wouldn't call it perfect, but it's a definite improvement. Instead of the biggest aid programme, it now refers to the biggest spending programme, and it explicitly points out that the programme was funded entirely from Iraq's own wealth. Richard Pond _______________________________________________ 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