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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 06/16/2003 6:38:17 PM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > There is an arrogance in the > US/UK -- an attitude of "we know best" -- which is not only impractical > in many areas but builds further resentment and artificial dependence > I believe that who makes the decisions is of paramount importance, regardless of what the topic. The Iraqi people are utterly capable of making their own choices. The cultural damage that has already been done to the people of Iraq is enormous, by continuing to subordinate them in some infantile paternal venture will only inflict more damage on their collective psyche. Stepping off and allowing the Iraqi people to govern and decide for themselves is the first in a long series of necessary steps which will re-ignite pride and self dependence. These steps must be taken by the people of Iraq with the world as equals, not as some foster parent whose only goal is the monthly government check. I think Bob has hit on the true motives behind the un-elected governments actions, as proven by history over and over, corporate profits. The Iraqi people must be allowed to chart their own course, to be the pawn in another's narrative is not to live but only to exist, or perhaps to die slowly being robbed of human dignity. Free Iraq! Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk