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Hi all, I've become somewhat alarmed by recent comments made on this group. the reason any of us is campaigning and working for the end of sanctions is for the iraqi people, or at least that should be the reason. by the same logic, we should not be trying to defend the iraqi regime in any way. those who say "its none of our business" and we should only deal with what our country imposes on iraq, thats like saying "who gives a crap about what happens to the iraqi people, as long as we're not responsible". it is extremely hypocritical, and anyway the US and UK have helped keep saddam in power so many times (not least in '91) that it does become our responsibility. this isn't some game were our objective is soley to object against whatever america and the government do, our work should stem for our sincere, heartfelt concern for the starved and oppressed iraqi people - and this concern should have no boundaries. picking on the little detail of whether saddam hussein ejected the inspectors or whether they left themselves is irrelevant to the fact that the bombing and sanctions only hurt the iraqi people, killing hundreds of thousands. the people of iraq should not be tied to the inspectors - that is were the point should be made, not about some media injustices are done against the brutal iraqi regime. by making such a point we are endorsing the belief that the issue of inspections and sanctions should be interlinked. come on people, focus on the objective. regards, yasser alaskary president, imperial college iraqi society _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk