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Responding to Ghazwan Al-Mukhtar. I am not a member of the UK government, nor am I a member of the Labour Party. Millions of people have demonstrated their opposition to war with Iraq. I am opposed to the US invading and taking over Iraq. However, whether there will be a war or not is not a matter I can influence. That in many ways is up to George W. Bush and Saddam Hussain although people such as Tony Blair have some influence. At the moment both the UK and US governments as well as the Iraqi government are planning what might happen in the event of any military action. As soon as the military action starts their plans will come into action. Now is the time to tell the UK government that if they are concerned about the impact on the Iraqi people (which they claim) then they should avoid attacking infrastructure and: >Killing thousands and thousands more because of lack of clean water, electricity, sewage system, >transportation, telephones, hospitals, and .. and refined oil product because UK,& US will destroy >all these facilities, like they did in 1991 It may still be the case that no military action will be taken. However, I believe it is worth looking at what might happen from a humanitarian aspect. It may not make you any happier living in Baghdad as you do to find that I have been arguing with the UK government that if they do attack then they should avoid street battles in Baghdad. If and when military action starts, however, it will then be too late to influence the way in which it progresses. I have no voice in shaping the future of Iraq nor should I. However, if it is possible to influence the course of any military action to minimise casualties do you think it is worth trying or just let things take their course? _______________________________________________ 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