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In regard to the following article, some of us are letting our hopes rise that the Brits who know what's going on will stop British participation. Then MAYBE Bush will reconsider. We are working to try to get our congress to include Scott Ritter's testimony in the hearings next week, though we think even a stall in congress won't stop Bush from doing what he pleases. Please let us know of any polls that seem to honestly indicate how a referendum would turn out there: Lisa, Quoting: Sunday Mirror RIFT OVER SADDAM TONY Blair has clashed with President George Bush over the go-ahead for a war on Saddam Hussein. The PM wants a fresh mandate from the United Nations for any military action. He fears a split in the Government and a serious diplomatic rift between the West and Middle East states if the US and Britain go it alone. Foreign office advisers have told him the present UN mandate for sanctions against Iraq does not cover an armed attempt to topple Saddam. And they insist a new vote for action should be taken by the UN security council, which would need the backing of Russia and China. But Mr Bush wants to press ahead with an attack to wrongfoot Saddam - and before opposition builds up too far in Western-friendly countries such as Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The rift raises the possibility of America going it alone without British troops. Full Article: http://www.sundaymirror.co.uk/homepage/news/page.cfm?objectid=12069970&method=sm_full&siteid=81959 __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Health - Feel better, live better http://health.yahoo.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