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I agree again with Diarmuid when he says: "Might I suggest that the quickest way to end sanctions would be to immediately lift all of the restraints being put on Iraq and trade with Iraq? If war is allowed to go ahead, the potential ramifications could last for hundreds of years." But at the same time, I share Colin's frustration. Iraq would benefit from the removal of Saddam. But the questions still remain..Who is in line after Saddam to rule over Iraq? How much will it cost to rebuild the mess we make just to remove him? Is it not better to lift sanctions so that we provide the people of Iraq what they need, so that they stay *alive* than it would be to kill yet more in the process of saving them? Is that really liberation or just murder? If we had assurance.. 100% assurance that no civilians would die as a result of the ousting/regime change, then I would agree with it. But it is highly unlikely that would be the case. There are urban areas that will be affected.. thousands will die. How can we even think that we are doing something good for Iraq, when we will wipe so many out? ~ Anai Rhoads - - - - Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love--takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. -- __________________________________________________________ Sign-up for your own FREE Personalized E-mail at Mail.com http://www.mail.com/?sr=signup _______________________________________________ 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