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Dear Bert and other CASI colleagues, First, please call me Tom :-). Second I greatly appreciate your active, much-needed contributions to CASI and look forward to the day that more come to share your direct moral outrage and to positive, nonviolent actions to end attrocities, particularly routine, doctrine based attrocities. Excellent examples of positive actions to build upon the valuable protests and petitions include support for "The Iraq Peace Team", "Generations for Peace," etc. which are guarding Article 54 infrastructures in Iraq right now with their own bodies. A different type of positive action is "Veterans for Peace" and "Campaign of Conscience" rebuild small, but hardly neglibable parts of the Iraq water infrastructure. Third, you are right that I erred if I implied that not finding acknowledgement from Dept. of Defense that it bombed the water system implies much more than p.r. awareness by DOD's huge p.r. staff. I think that several on-the-ground, reliable studies clearly indicate that the water system was repeatedly bombed. I rest my case almost entirely on DOD documents, because here in the U.S., folks strongly believe the crimes, even the routine and even doctrine based and continuing crimes of DOD are factualy only if details of the crimes and the doctrine which drive them are spelled out in DOD documents they can read for themselves. I view finding the current doctrine 2-1.2, cited in my last submission to CASI, as particularly helpful in this regard. It was a joy to speak with such committed people as those in Code Pink 4 Change: The Woemen's Pre-emptive Strike for Peace. For me their members represent steadfast committment with their vigil at the White House gate, even in bitterly cold weather. They are like the vigilers outside the Denmark Parliament Building. best, Tom >===== Original Message From Bert Gedin <firstname.lastname@example.org> ===== >Dear Professor Tom Nagy, > >Thank you for honouring us with your welcome contributions to this >discussion. The eery militarism, which seems to have taken over, is >certainly a very grave danger. You mention camouflage outfits, near the >White House. Some, interested in propaganda, rather than the pursuit of >truth, will try to camouflage the arguments. Tom Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems George Washington Univeristy Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. Washington, D.C. 20052 home.gwu.edu/~nagy _______________________________________________ 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