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Dear all Like it or not, Scott Ritter has been all over the place. That fact is inconvenient for those (including me) who are opposed to the sanctions on Iraq. The piece was useful in that Ritter's inconsistency was documented by direct quotes in an article that I otherwise found stupid and objectionable. In the face of pro-war propaganda, I have no intention of becoming a propagandist myself: only the whole truth will do. Those of us who quote Ritter in support of their positions (again including me) need to consider Ritter's overall record, which is hardly reassuring. In his book Endgame, he argued that Iraq had not been disarmed and was so dangerous that the US should go to war against it straight away. He also said in the book that if the US would not go to war, it was imperative that it did a diplomatic deal so that Iraq would give up its dread weapons. Eric ---------------------- Dr. Eric Herring Department of Politics University of Bristol 10 Priory Road Bristol BS8 1TU England, UK Office tel. +44-(0)117-928-8582 Mobile tel. +44-(0)7771-966608 Fax +44-(0)117-973-2133 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Politics http://www.ericherring.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