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6 Feb. 1999


The Editor

The Dalhousie Gazette

Dear Editor:

I applaud Dr. Ingrid Swenson’s courageous letter "Re: Clinton not wagging the the dog" {Jan. 28}, which states the facts as they are.

The hypocritical policies of the U.S. & Britain , condoned by our Government, are a genocidal act against the Iraqi people, as affirmed by Ramsey Clark, the former U.S. Attorney General, in his letter to The Security Council.

Denis Halliday, Director of the UN Humanitarian Mission to Iraq, resigned his post in disgust against these policies. He stated that six thousand Iraqi children are dying every month of starvation and disease,due to the economic sanctions. That is not to mention the phenomenal increase in the incidence of leukemia, cancer and congenital deformities caused by U.S & British use of depleted uranium in their bombing of Iraq in 1991. More than a million and a half Iraqis have died since 1991,because of these sanctions.

If this is not an act of genocide and a war crime, I would like to know what is.

Yours sincerely

Ismail Zayid,M.D.