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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] Hi, The Dutch Socialist Party(SP) are broadcasting this anti-war add on Dutch public television. Although the text and songtext are in Dutch, I thought it worth while to put it under your attention. http://www.sp.nl/nieuws/verkiezingen/provincie2003/irakbreed.ram The text in the add starts with pointing out the oil-interests of those now in power in the US, than focuses on the human disaster that is going on in Iraq right now and which is to be expected to get even worse. The text then goes on to point out which enormous amount of money the US is spending on its military of which just ten percent would be sufficient to feed the whole world. The music combined with it, is a famous Dutch protest song ("meneer de president" by Boudewijn de Groot) written to oppose the war in Vietnam and which lyrics holds an cynical adress at the president of the US to ignore the peace movement, finishing with the remark: "Mister president, sleep tight." Untill now this is the only add broadcasted in the Netherlands against the comming war. Here you find a rough (and by rough I mean rough) translation of the song: Mister president, good night. Sleep tightly in your beautiful white house. Try not to think to much about all those distant coasts where your boys stay solitary, far from home Do not think especially, of those forty-six dead, that mistake recently with that bombardment. And forget the fourth of those Ten Commandments which you as a good Christian certainly know. Do not think of all those young front soldiers solitary dying in the distant tropical night. Please sir, ignore those weak pacifists when talking, Mr president, sleep tight Dream about the victory and the triumph, dream about your beautiful ideal of peace which has never before been obtained by bloody assassinations, dream how you will succeed, this time. Don't think about all those people who perish, how many women, how many children have been killed. Dream about how you will be the moral winner and don't believe a word of what your opponents say Bayonets with bloody handles far from here standing guard on your command for the glory and the honour of the free west. Mr. president, sleep tight. Don't be all too frightened when in your dreams you'll see those innocent victims who have perished at the fighting over there asking you how long this must go on. I'm sure that by this time you know that there are people who are sick and tired of all violence Who won't forget the misery and bloodshed and who think a human life still counts. Dream not too much about all those dead people, dream about victory and about the power you'll achieve Do not think about all those crying out for peace. Mr. president, sleep tight Sander Faas Faaz@battl.nl http://battl.nl _______________________________________________ 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