(fwd from Lueko Williams) Re: War on Iraq IQ test

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Sun Mar 9 18:50:13 MST 2003

Dear Luis Proyect, 

  You write, quoting a text by Charles Sheketoff, Executive Director
Oregon Center for Public Policy from Silverton, Oregon, USA: 

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11. Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare
against Iran?
A: No
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  This answer is actually not true. 

  But it is interesting how low key and how inconsequential that
protest had been; it did not prevent the US government from
reestablishing diplomatic relations with Irak in the middle of the
war or selling them military equipment and downplaying when an Iraqi
missile hit a US warship in the Gulf near the end of the war against

  There is an interesting article, dealing specifically with the
coverage of the Washington Post of this issue of gas war on the
website of "FAIR - Fairness and accuracy in reporting" at

Lüko Willms 

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