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>I don't intend this to be a personal attack, but the >way the Iraqi Propsect Organisation has presented >itself and its case on CASI makes one wonder what >agenda it has. > >Let me give all an example and let you all be the >judge. > >On 23 Dec 2002, Yasser Alaskary from the Iraqi >Prospect Organisation posted the following: > >"The Iraqi Prospect Organisation is a network of young >Iraqi men and women living in the west, working to >promote a proportional democracy for Iraq." I hope may be allowed the luxuries of political naivete and optimism for a short while. If the organization is of young men and women, it is only to be expected that some confusion in statement is reflected from the very confusing reality. While it's relatively easy to wish good for people it is much harder to decide exactly what that good is, what truth is, or how it may change as complex circumstance shifts. Now losing a bit of my temporary naivete -- it is so much easier to be a bandit: take power, take the resources, and coerce, imprison or kill anyone who gets in the way -- all the while scaring everyone out of their wits and promising them safety and sweetness and light forever. While the bandits may contradict themselves it doesn't take that much acuity to discern their true intentions: you have it, I want it, give it to me. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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