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http://www.ozemail.com.au/~fouad/eng.htm Arab-American Democratic Committee Condemns American Threats In the last few days, as the media frenzy around President Clinton and the alleged sex scandal involving a White House intern, has reached enormous proportions, one of the themes utilized by the White House strategists in order to deflect the growing discomfort and disgust of the American people, has been Iraq and the strong stand of President Saddam Hussein against the inspections of certain sites that violate Iraq's sovereignty. Attacking Iraq again will not polish Mr. Clinton's tarnished image and definitely it will not be his salvation, on the contrary, it will create more problems for him nationally and internationally and it will put the United States in a quagmire. The Security Council is against the use of any military force to solve the standoff, only the United Kingdom is standing behind Washington. Most the Arabic Newspapers reported on January 26 that a high Russian official declared that Moscow will veto any move to use any military action, and most importantly the Arab league is against such an act and will not permit any more devastation of Iraq. If Washington and London go through it , it will prove once and for all that both countries are persisting in keeping this infamous war of genocide against Iraq and its people . Any plan to extend the no fly zone to cover the whole country is another violation of Iraq's sovereignty and a further encouragement to rip Iraq apart, to create another Yugoslavia. As Arab-Americans we vehemently object to such policy and we condemn such acts. The President should be truthful with himself and with the Nation in facing his present problems wisely and intelligently. Mr. Butler with his false and biased reports is responsible to a certain extent for prolonging the sanctions that caused the death of more than a million and a half Iraqi citizen and for a possible outrageous attack against Iraq. We call upon the legislatures and the administration to solve the problem through the proper channels of the United Nations and to avoid committing any foolish act to satisfy the ego of warmongers in Washington. As Arab Americans we urge the Administration to lift the embargo on Iraq immediately and to start direct talks with Baghdad to find a civilized way to ease the suffering of the Iraqi people and to normalize diplomatic relations. Arab-American Democratic Committee P.O.Box 3053 Guttenberg 07093 N.J. U.S.A.