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* Easing Iraqi sanctions (OC Register) * Fixing a Broken Iraq Policy (LA Times) * Continuing a failed policy on Iraq (San Diego Union-Tribune) ----- CONTACT INFO OC REGISTER: email@example.com LA TIMES: firstname.lastname@example.org SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE: email@example.com ----- Easing Iraqi sanctions Editorial, Orange County Register, March 01, 2001 http://www.ocregister.com/liberty/editorial2.shtml ...Sanctions haven't dislodged Saddam Hussein from power and they have inflicted considerable suffering on ordinary Iraqis. As President Bush has acknowledged, the sanctions are as full of holes as Swiss cheese. The time has come to abandon them... But there are memories and emotional reasons for some people in the administration to refuse to admit that the sanctions have not worked. Some administration officials and members of Congress seem to believe aid to the rag-tag Iraqi resistance movement can lead to Saddam's overthrow. Lifting sanctions might even be viewed as an admission that the Gulf War accomplished little. We'll see if this administration is ready to recognize reality, end sanctions and resume some form of relations with Iraq despite the fact that Saddam Hussein is still in power and still despicable as ever... ----- Fixing a Broken Iraq Policy Editorial, Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, February 28, 2001 http://www.latimes.com/news/comment/20010228/t000017818.html Saddam Hussein had cause to gloat. Despite the battlefield debacle he suffered at the hands of a multinational force led by the United States, his hold on power remains firm. He continues to clandestinely develop weapons of mass destruction without the annoyance of international inspections, which he refuses to allow. President Bush's administration recognizes that U.S. policy toward Iraq is a shambles. Now it must decide how to reorient that policy. The object is to keep Iraq from threatening others in the region and from acquiring chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Some in Washington favor arming Iraqi opposition groups that would conduct guerrilla warfare against the regime... Bush's advisors criticized the Clinton administration's Iraq policy as weak and lacking in international support. Now the burden is on the new administration to show it can do better. ----- Continuing a failed policy on Iraq ROBERT D. NOVAK, San Diego Union-Tribune, February 27, 2001 http://signonsandiego.com/news/uniontrib/tue/index.html One week after the escalated U.S.-British bombing of Iraq, silence pervades the normally garrulous capital. There has been little approbation and hardly any criticism from Congress. Most significantly, the new administration has not explained why it is violating Secretary of State Colin Powell's stricture that every U.S. military venture needs an endgame... -- -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk