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I know everyone's knackered but... I've spoken to a couple of non-activist people who were quite impressed with Blair's rhetoric on Saturday (getting rid of Saddam would be a humanitarian act etc). This is the argument he has resorted to and the one that it seems convinces most people: he's nasty, therefore get rid of him; simple. That's the line I think we, as activists, need to be addressing most urgently. Blair seems to be trying to ignore the many complicated consequences of war (I think he knows he's lost those arguments now) and to reduce the issue in people's minds to a simple black and white choice: get rid of Saddam or leave him. In my view we should be responding quickly and in numbers to this argument by pointing out the assumptions in this line, and all the points it leaves unanswered. Letters, phone polls, email polls, MPs surgeries stalls, vigils etc. Hundreds of thousands of people are feeling energised from Saturday's amazing events. Lets keep the momentum going -- it would be a shame for the spirit of the demo to disappear out of sight again under the weight of propaganda. Cheers Glenn. _______________________________________________ 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