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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] 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. N _______________________________________________ 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