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Re: [casi] Dubya finally gets it ...

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Iraq now belongs to the United States - as far as Bush and his jack-booted
team believe - so when they advocate lifting sanctions on Iraq, they simply
mean they don't want sanctions on THEM and THEIRS.

Iraqi people will still have sanctions on them  - it is called occupation.

It is indeed too simplistic to advocate lifting sanctions without also being
even more adamant about ending the occupation and making sure that the Iraqis
own their country.

Cynically, I think - for some - despite their ability to understand the
damage of sanctions on Iraq, now that the situation is one of direct Western
occupation, they may not have the same 'heart' to be fervent in opposing that
type of oppression, as they are of others.

Iraq has waded into the waters of issues that may hit too close to home for
some people to see as a problem.


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