Seanad debates

Wednesday, 2 April 2003

10:30 am

Photo of David NorrisDavid Norris (Independent)

I thank the Leader for arranging this debate on Iraq which is important, particularly in the light of the news overnight of further very significant civilian casualties, including children. I am very grateful that we are having this debate also because of the comments of British soldiers that the American pilots who shot them up were "cowboys out on a jolly".

In that context, I want to ask the Minister a specific question. I recognise that my language is not always diplomatic and I am expressing this very carefully. I ask the Leader if she would request the Minister for Foreign Affairs to call in the ambassadors of the United Kingdom and the United States to express our concern at the use of cluster bombs and depleted uranium shells, the results of which I have seen in the hospitals in Baghdad.


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