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> From: firstname.lastname@example.org > [mailto:email@example.com]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 work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | email@example.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