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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 05/25/2003 4:58:41 AM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > I did think that people opposed to the > war were genuinely concerned for the Iraqi people and the losses we might > have suffered. Now I realise that people's opinions of this war were based > As ever, your critique of "people opposed" infers a monolithic entity when in fact there are perhaps millions of different combinations of reasons for opposing the war against the people of Iraq. No one that I know opposed it solely because they "hate" US American policy. (Canadians, Mexicans, Central and South Americans might take offense to your lumping them into US foreign policy) However, if US foreign policy is wrong, which it often is, then opposing it should not be presented as a pejorative. As to "the losses we might have suffered," I am sure that the tens of thousands of dead Iraq people don't consider it a "might have" but a reality. I am sure that the thousands who are being mistreated by the US/UK don't consider it a "might have." I am sure that those hooded and beaten don't consider it a "might have." I am sure that the thousands of mothers et al. who mourn their dead don't consider it a "might have." In fact, I would guess there are very few who consider it a "might have" and those few are probably outside the once sovereign nation called Iraq. Shame on those who called for this war from the comfort of their computer terminal. Roger Stroope Austin College Sherman Texas, USA www.austincollege.edu _______________________________________________ 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