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War due to failed sanctions? I am writing in response to the recent article printed in the New York Times that suggests there is a blueprint plan of attack against Iraq. To me, it seems the whole idea of an "attack" itself on Iraq is criminal. Although Bush has claimed countless times that there are no plans on his desk for an attack (in hopes of possibly easing tensions), these reports surfacing will cause an uproar on both sides. The military combat document, CentCom Courses of Action, suggests an attack from three sides (south, west and north) using thousands of marines and soldiers to race into war. Although this appears to be a likely course of action when looking at America's notorious track record for uncivilised response, I somehow have trouble believing that the government sees this plan as reasonably sane. Surely not using thousands of marines and soldiers to resolve an issue that easily resolved by UN inspectors (in a clearly non-violent manner) is the better choice. There appears an easier solution, but for whatever politcally motivated reason, the US and UK refuse to co-operate. Approaching the 12 year anniversary of the United Nation's imposed sanctions on Iraq for the invasion of Kuwait, one must look at the result and wonder what a war will do to Iraq at this point. Possibly another Afghanistan? The sanctions have proven inhumane and if war is imminent - then completely ineffective. It will be a difficult thing to admit that the UN's sanctions were a failure. One must wonder if the UN will think twice about imposing sanctions again in other circumstances? What are your thoughts on the recent news? Anai Rhoads firstname.lastname@example.org - - - - If voting could really change things, it would be illegal. --- Revolution Books, New York, New York _________________________________________________________________ Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail. http://www.hotmail.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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk