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In response to Ghazwan Dear Ghazwan (and others), I have a view on a number of regimes in the world. (For example I would rather not have Bush in the Whitehouse or Blair in No 10 Downing St) That includes Iraq. At the end of the day the future of the Iraqi regime has to be determined by the Iraqi people. That means the key voices to be heard are Iraqi. If people are prevented from expressing their voice by the regime then it is reasonable to assist them in expressing their voice. (which has to be done through a system of secret ballot as otherwise people are open to pressure to express other views) There are in essence two options being discussed for the future of Iraq a) Bush/Blairs option of a mass bombing campaign followed by an invasion with 250,000 troops. Medact estimate that 500,000 people could die from this. b) The option of doing nothing and allowing the Ba'th regime to continue as it does with killing people in Iraq and preventing them from expressing their true voice. We are working on creating a third option. The third option is one which does allow the Iraqi people to express their true voice, but is not based around mass bombings although bombing of Saddam's statues may be called for. Yes some of the initial suggestions I put forward were flawed. I have listened to what people have said (including yourself Ghazwan) and I think our current plan is much better. Most of the people working on Operation Desert Haven are in fact Iraqi although I clearly am not. I have no military experience, although you criticise me for being a military officer, but then you also criticise me for a lack of military knowledge. _______________________________________________ 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