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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Dear Laurie Mylroie: The argument below contains specious reasoning. Iraq and al Qaeda really don't see eye to eye. Otherwise, up to the Gulf War, why would Iraqi women be liberated enough to comprise "46 percent of all teachers, 29 percent of physicians, 46 percent of dentists, 70 percent of pharmacists, 15 percent of accountants, 14 percent of factory workers and 16 percent of civil servants"? These statistics are from Samir al-Khalil's (a.k.a. Kanan Makiya) The Republic of Fear. The author goes on to say, "It has even been claimed that in the Ministry of Oil in 1980, 37 percent of the design staff and 30 percent of the construction supervisors were women." Al Qaeda would not need a connection with Saddam Hussein to prompt more terrorism on America. The motive could be simply hatred of perceived injustice to their brothers and sisters in Islam. Regards, Suzy Kane -----Original Message----- From: Laurie Mylroie [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 8:19 AM To: Laurie Mylroie Subject: WSJ, Iraq & al Qaeda The Wall Street Journal Best of the Web Today December 16, 2002 by James Taranto [Excerpt on Iraq] <http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,73050,00.html> Catching Some Aziz How often have we heard members of the Leave Saddam Alone Coalition insist that there's no connection between the Iraqi dictator and al Qaeda? Yet these very same people, apparently oblivious to the logical contradiction, insist that if America liberates Iraq, al Qaeda will step up its terrorism as sure as night follows day. In an interview with Fox News Channel's Tony Snow, Hussein henchman Tariq Aziz made the same two incompatible claims. He said "we don't say eye-to-eye" with al Qaeda. "We have a different ideology. We have a different policy. They don't belong to us and we don't belong to them." Yet just before he had answered affirmatively when Snow asked him if an attack on Saddam's regime would prompt more terrorism against America: "Certainly, certainly, certainly. People--the hatred against the United States will reach its peak." _______________________________________________ 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