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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 16/10/02 10:27:44 GMT Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > Subj:[casi] Who Advises Bush and Gore on the Middle East? > Date:16/10/02 10:27:44 GMT Daylight Time > From:<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A> > To:<A HREF="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</A> > Sent from the Internet > > > > From http://www.merip.org/mer/mer216/216_urbina.html > For we simple-minded foreigners the Merip report is quite frightening. I think that many of us had hoped that Bush and his foreign policy advisers were an aberration, that somehow the American people had elected a president who would be intellectually challenged if he found himself in a paper bag, but there could be an alternative.. After 9/11, many of us were petrified that US would act with impulsive jingoism and were greatly relieved when this did not happen. We believed that the much vaunted system of checks and balances did work. Then we watched while Bush invaded Afghanistan and threw human rights to the wind. We listened to his clique of 'retards', Cheney, Rumsfeld, Perle, Ashcroft etc. We listened in disbelief. Surely people that stupid and misguided couldn't really be in power? They were. Then we listened to Bush make his incredible 'axis of evil' speech. And his Man of Peace speech. And his June 24th speech when he abandoned all expectation of Israel complying with International Law and decided that US had Universal Powers of 'regime change'. And his recent arrogant speeches on US rights over Iraq and over UN. And his pre-emptive strike doctrine, with which he abandoned all pretence that US has to comply with the law. And we watched while, at Bush's behest, Congress abandoned the Constitution and gave the power to make war to Bush. And we are watching the US try its frequently used tactics of bullying and blackmail, and bribery to try to achieve a UN resolution, even it has claimed the right to do what it wants. And we listen to Bush and his foreign policy team throw reality to the winds and twist and distort the facts, like Israel does, to damn Saddam and justify yet more slaughter of innocent Iraqis and then on to the rest. We fear Sharon will continue his career with the evil he has always practised and ethnically cleanse the rest of Palestine, while the Israelis and the Americans stand by pretending the Geneva Conventions don't apply. We fear that Bush will move on to Iran and to Syria, to Saudi Arabia and perhaps even to Egypt until he controls all the world's oil. And now Hassan implies that Gore would have been just as bad! What hope for the world? The only hope is the American people, And the British people. Both of us must overwhelmingly reject the direction in which our leaders are going. Chris Leadbeater _______________________________________________ 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