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Dear Glenn & List, Yes, Tony Blair is a skilled, 'charming', propagandist, some might say a real smoothie. But if the case against Saddam & Iraq were that solid, why the need to put together a misleading/false dossier, with 'old hat' info? Anyway, the war has been ongoing, since about 12 years, through merciless sanctons & bombings. The question is whether The US & Britain intend to intensify this war (not start a new one, at least not on Iraq!). Greetings, Bert G. >From: "Glenn Bassett" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: "Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq" <email@example.com> >Subject: [casi] Blair's speech -- keep the momentum going >Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 22:14:19 -0000 > >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 _________________________________________________________________ Use MSN Messenger to send music and pics to your friends http://messenger.msn.co.uk _______________________________________________ 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