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I just want to share with you my feeling after reading the transcipt of Blair's interview with Paxman which absolutely makes me want to cry. Some members of the audience seem to have an obsession with a UNSC resolution, apparently thinking that this war is immoral because it does not receive UN backing and is a unilateral political act - few people mentioned the humanitarian consequences of the war (where were you, List Members?). Race issue was touched upon but then the focus was on domestic race relations. Nobody questions that this war is racist because in a reverse scenario (e.g. if France is now for some reason ruled by a French Saddam Hussein), Western governments WILL NEVER take the same actions against France. It is because the Iraqis are a darker skinned, less familiar, Muslim people who live thousands of miles away that make their perishing more easily acceptable as "collateral damage". I cannot think of a worse tragedy to human civilisation than having people all over the world arguing about sophisticated international legal concepts and UN procedures when ordinary men and women and children are allowed to perish in the very place of origin of civilisation. __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Mail Plus - Powerful. Affordable. Sign up now. http://mailplus.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ 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