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I do agree that any statement should be a statement of fact but, more then this I am begining to question what can be acheived by challenging the sanctions and the bombing useing argument. People have a nasty tendancy to be stuborn MP's included and I suspect that most arguments serve only to reinforce the pro sanctions position which they (are told) to hold.
The main problem which I see is that the MP's are so full of self importance that they no longer see a world populated by people but rather a world populated by MP's. So it is perfectly acceptable for them to criple and bomb a country since the only people who are important to them are the political leaders who reside there.
The big question is how to demostrate to a politician that the people of the world are far more important then the politicians.