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> With a little luck and a lot of work this affair will > eventually result in new and stronger safeguards, and a > new respect for and insistence upon international law > and human rights. Actually, I was trying to do some work by pointing out the Judge Merritt's incongruities - "uncovering the monster" lurking in the open. As to the eventually resulting "safeguards": Multinational cartels aren't usually respecters of international law and human rights. These are the guys pushing for the New World Order. (Bush the Elder apparently borrowed that phrase from Hitler.) >> So someone had better tell Judge Merritt, the > I suspect he knows, and that it's part of the irony > he speaks of. Perhaps he will speak out when he > returns home? Yes, I too suspect that he knew that he was shamming. But that wasn't really my point. Here is the quote again that bothered me. Judge Merritt: "That is what the Iraqis admire about us and wish to have for themselves. They are thankful that we have liberated them from the tyrant so that they may now have prosperity through freedom of contract and free speech." Your take may differ. Perhaps you can think about it from a different perspective - pretend you are an Iraqi. Did you know? The US occupation has left Iraq's workforce jobless. That's some 10 million Iraqis - repeat 10 million Iraqis. They now all depend on UN handouts because USUK also cancelled OFF. > The articles you you post are old news -- sadly > only somewhat obsolete -- but neither are these > things unknown or unprotested in the US. That they > were even published at the time is a good sign. Not so old: 2001/2002 - I have older ones. And anything but obsolete, from what I hear. Besides, this is history. A quote from Mark Twain, the wise: "It is by the goodness of God that we have in our country three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practise either." [Quoted in The Perpetual Pessimist] Elga P.S. And yes, it was a good sign that they were written. _______________________________________________ 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