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In the UK the TV media don't mention the sanctions. There seems to be real surprise that the Iraqi people are not welcoming them with open arms. Much of Blair's attempts to persuade his party and the public are based around his stated view that the Iraqis wanted to be liberated by the US&UK. "The hawks said from the get-go that you would have Iraqis on the rooftops cheering the American as liberators. We haven't seen that," said Joseph Wilson, the last U.S. diplomat to leave Baghdad after the 1990 attack on Kuwait. "The big question for me is what do Iraqis hate most: Saddam, or the idea of foreigners invading their country, particularly foreigners blamed by many Iraqis for the economic devastation of their country?" Mark Parkinson Bodmin Cornwall _______________________________________________ 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