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Re: [casi] Recent Amnesty

Could it be that Saddam is emptying prisons to hide sensitive documents or
(if he has any) WMD there? Surely weapon inspectors will not get unfettered
access to prisons?

----- Original Message -----
From: Rahul Mahajan <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [casi] Recent Amnesty

> If this is a "poison pill," it may turn out to be one for Saddam. If he
> done it to blunt the force of Bush's drive to war, it will obviously not
> work. If he's done it to increase Iraqi solidarity against foreign
> aggression and increase support for his government, it may work, but it's
> very likely to backfire -- despotic regimes like his are in the most
> when they start to relax control. He couldn't even control the release of
> prisoners -- when mobs of people coming to receive them surged, there was
> no way to assert authority at that moment and the people stormed the

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