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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I think that a careful view of US political motives is perhaps the most illuminating. (that is not what follows) There are many in the US who believe the primary reason for this "War" centers on politics. US economy tanking, racial tensions growing, social stratification, corporate malfeasance, growing debt and deficit, and our current admin largely ineffectual in any meaningful steps to improve. I think oil must be recognized, but politics are paramount, at least in the US. Historically I think war is a convenient diversion for the US population. Has generally worked. Britain, pressure from the US. Israel...obvious. Roger Stroope Treat others not as you wish to, but as they wish to be... Austin College, Sherman Texas _______________________________________________ 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