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In message <2002-DEC27-232342.2@?>, email@example.com writes > >In response to Elga > >You are right that I am involved in politics. In fact, he is a Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Campaigner for Birmingham Yardley (a constituency in the English West Midlands). According to info on his webpages he was instrumental in saving Rover Cars (http://www.yardley.libdems.org.uk/john and http://www.yardley.libd ems.org.uk/rover ). >We are putting forward ideas for discussion. If it is not possible to find >some >alternative that works both for the Iraqi people and for the rest of the world >then it will be very sad. However, noone should be critical of us for trying. >I am not surprised that we are being criticised both by the hawks in the US and >also by some of those against any action in Iraq. Someone, however, needs to >look for a solution. True, but... John, when I read your first post before Christmas (23.12.02 16.20) I was taken aback by its tone, which gave the impression of 'you just leave it to us, we know what we're doing' - in fact, in line with people's worst fears that US/UK leaders are arrogantly 'sorting out' the Middle East without reference to the people who live there. Buried in your message was an invitation for people to suggest ideas - but it would have been helpful to have had a brief introduction to your group, plus a bit more warning. Then I looked you up on the web and saw that you are a successful campaigner, for example in saving Rover cars, so maybe your campaigning skills will be useful in this situation as well. But even so, you write as if you are 'working for' rather than 'working with' (management saving jobs for the workers, US/UK saving Iraq for the Iraqis). Is that maybe one of the reasons why you are being criticised? With respect Cathy Aitchison -- Cathy Aitchison Aitchison Media & Development Tel: 020 8685 9928 http://www.twiza.demon.co.uk/amd _______________________________________________ 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