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Re: "Allies deliberately poisoned Iraq public water supply in Gulf Wa r"


    Greetings.  In re to this heated issue, let me just say that even if the 
United States is doing horrid acts throughout the world and is by this 
rationale.."the enemy of humanity" where does that leave other nations who 
either make real mistakes and/or are delibaretely evil?  Does that make them 
the scum of humanity.  I think for all of you  (who are much more active in 
the sanctions issue) the way to convince more Americans that the sanctions 
are wrong are not to label the American military or America as the enemy of 
humanity.  We have to be careful, not of pointing fingers, but labeling what 
I know to be a great nation despite its faults.  (This is a whole other 
debate and we can spend forever pointing fingers at our respective nations.)  

    The reason I say this is twofold; first of all I am an American soldier 
who loves my nation dearly.  Secondly, returning from a PEACE conference 
today at my school, I made the statement that we are all citizens of the 
world.  Are these contradictions, I dont think so; but remember that not 
everyone has this sort of worldly view where they see themselves, and then 
others, and themselves/others in a relationship at the same time.  In order 
to win more Americans to your cause (as I feel too the sanctions should be 
lifted) I would ask that we not tone our passions but also not label others.  
You must understand that the American people dont know about this and need to 
be educated.  One thing we dont like is to be labeled.  We can do better in 
this endeavor, I know it

    I thank all of you for your time and wish you the best of luck and 

With God's Peace,

Larry Provost
US Army Veteran 
Operation Desert Thunder
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