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2003-Apr-21: Sir Paul Calls for Ban on Cluster Bombs

During a London BBC Radio interview today, Sir Paul called for a ban on cluster bombs.  These cluster bombs contain hundreds of small "bomblets" which often fail to explode.  Years later, these bomblets can explode in the hands of children who mistake them for toys.  Sir Paul said:
"It would be great to outlaw these cowardly weapons.  What happens after the war finishes is that it's the civilians - mainly women and children - who get blown up."
Sir Paul said he is a pacifist, however he claims that it is too early to judge if the war in Iraq was the right thing to do:
"I felt that the UN all agreed that Saddam should be made to disarm. They didn't agree on how to do it ... a lot of people agree that there are other ways to do it. I don't want anyone to fight anyone."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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