In February 2001, Sethna attacked Saddam Hussein in the Express for using UN oil-for-food money to fund Palestinians rather than Iraqis.He also accompanied the defector Adnan al-Haideri to Thailand where the later failed a CIA polygraph test. Sethna next shopped the story to two long-time INC collaborators, Judith Miller and Paul Moran who both lapped up the story (Bamford, 2005).
In October 2015, Sethna signed a letter in The Guardian along with more than 150 people drawn from the arts and politics. The letter launched Culture for Coexistence, an organisation that opposes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
- James Bamford, The Man Who Sold The War, Rolling Stone, November 17, 2005
- IRAQI TYRANT SPENDS JUST GBP 4M OF OIL CASH WINDFALL ON WELFARE; HOW SADDAM LETS HIS CHILDREN SUFFER, by Michael Theodoulou, The Express, 16 February 2001.
- Harriet Sherwood, 'Star authors call for Israeli-Palestinian dialogue rather than boycotts', The Guardian, 22 October 2015, accessed 23 October 2015