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Bombing Baghdad

The following analysts can comment on the bombing of Baghdad and will be available for interviews in the coming days and weeks as events develop.

CHARLIE CLEMENTS, M.D,
Clements is a Vietnam war veteran and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights. He has just returned from a 10-day emergency mission to Iraq with other public health experts to assess the vulnerability of the civilian population.
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Ret. U.S. Army Captain CHARLES LITEKY, KATHY KELLY, MICHAEL BIRMINGHAM,
Members of the Iraq Peace Team — Liteky, Kelly and Birmingham — are in Baghdad. Phone lines are intermittent, but do work for many after several attempts.

STANLEY I. KUTLER
Kutler is the author of the book The Wars of Watergate and wrote the article “There Will Absolutely Be No Dissension” published in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune.
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ZOLTAN GROSSMAN
Grossman is assistant professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin and author of the recent article “New U.S. Military Bases.”
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CHRIS TOENSING
Toensing is editor of Middle East Report.
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ANAS SHALLAL
Shallal is a “Partner for Peace” in the Seeds of Peace program, a founder of the Mesopotamia Cultural Society and an independent Iraqi-American business owner in Washington, D.C.

ELISABETH RYDEN BENJAMIN
Recently back from Iraq, Benjamin is a public health lawyer and is founder of the New York Legal Aid Society’s Health Law Unit. She was in Iraq with a delegation organized by the Center for Economic and Social Rights, which just released the report “The Human Costs of War in Iraq.”
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REESE ERLICH
Erlich is coauthor of the new book Target Iraq.

LAMIS ANDONI
Andoni is a journalist and analyst who has covered the Mideast for over two decades.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167