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Re: [casi] Doctors tell how children's deaths became propaganda

>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
>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.

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