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RE: [casi] RE: Last Chance to Tell Congress - No War on Iraq! (Anai Rhoads)

> From:
> []On Behalf Of nguykim
> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 3:20 AM

> While some of us Americans, who strongly disagree with this act
> of violence, could not be at Washington D.C. to protest, it almost
> seems like we are not acknowledged by Bush.

Hi Kim - don't be discouraged.  The way that power politics is played is
that one seeks to deny the importance of other positions in the hope of
reducing their strength.  In this situation, if the Bush administration
seemed to be wavering in the face of public pressure, that pressure would
mount and people felt encouraged by their voices being heard, forcing the
administration further away from the course that it apparently wants to
pursue.  In private, though, Bush will be very sensitive to expressions of
public discontent: he reads the polls closely, and there are elections
coming up.

Colin Rowat

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