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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 05/31/2002 5:20:47 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > it's quite amusing to see that the baathists on the list are running around > As of yet, I have seen nothing on this topic, Sanctions, that is amusing. I find this constant bickering less than amusing. I do think it is clear that personal agendas have recently ruled the day. Yasser, it is clear that you favor a regime change, that you don't care for Saddam. I don't care for his behavior either. I don't however believe that any of us are in a position to do anything about this. I do believe that bombing Iraq is criminal and those that call for violence to end violence are thinking in a wrongheaded fashion. I have no doubt that things occur within the borders of Iraq, as well as EVERY other country that are offensive to most of us. I don't believe your interpretations of others perspectives are nearly complex enough, and find them to be forwarded at the expense of intellect and in favor of your own passion. (Which is certainly understandable) The alleged Baathists you speak of were probably not suggesting that the abuse is fair, warranted, OK, or anything remotely resembling that sort of assessment. They were probably speaking to the larger issue that there are many countries leaders who behave badly, not just Iraq's. They are possibly fed up with the rhetoric that singles out and vilifies Iraq and is not productive for removing the suffering that is caused by sanctions. If there is any chance that you can keep your eye on the ball, and remember that this web sight is CASI, Campaign Against Sanctions in Iraq, rather than Campaign against Saddam in Iraq, I would certainly appreciate it. Some of these posts just suck the air our of the room. Having said that, you are entitled to post anything you like up to but not including the time that someone in authority deems your postings, or mine for that matter, to be of no value and removes the privilege. Peacefully yours, Roger Stroope Peace is a Human Right Austin College _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk