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Dear Colleagues, Got interviewed by a reporter from the big city. Played it straight; she's bright and prepared, so that was easy. Wanted to know why the U.S. had not planned for post S.H. Iraqi. I said my guess, as an ex-refugee,wa that its for the same reason people don't worry too much about squahing ants-- ant, like refugees have no rights, no worth. Are pretty low down on the scale of things among the geniuses who may give us Vietnam, part II, a couple of 1000 miles east of the original. As an experiment, I being real direct with senators and other gutless dingbats dialing for dollars and sent her my email to Senator Gregg. Boy getting an email address out of his staff was an adventure--strange in this perfect democracy which is exporting its proud unprecedented achievement.... Will let you know if she uses it and if I get back a reply from Duke Gregg (we have nobility of course, just call 'em senators). I realize people disagree with me but am so desperate that I'm willing to experiment, tom p.s. naturally eager to hear what you think + big congrats for Glenn R. who was dazzling on the best thing on U.S. radio and now tv: Democracy Now (Amy Goodman). pps Have the Blackhawk helicopters landed and the blackbirds fled the Tower of London or does democracy still hang on in the UK? Boy would be cool if Blair calls in the American military to help save the UK? Wonder if MI 5 is gonna burn the London Reichstagg as a little preliminary to the big show. (just kidding, I hope). What's happening with Galloway and why doesn't CASI care about him or Scott Ritter even though they were right? They seem to be non persons on CASI and the rest of even the progressive community. Do we really want to abandon our friends? Help this simple minded yank of lowly east european origins understand. ========================================= letter to reporter followed by email to Sen. Gregg (all profile, no courage, sorta like the 21st century JFK) Hi. I hope your not also still at the office. Am packing it in for tonight, but thought this frank, nasty note to the guy with the best profile since JFK might be of interest. Some of us profs are abandoning abject supplication in favor of telling the royalty in the senate what's really on our and the people's minds. I realize this may be madness, but hell, playing nice has gotten us nowhere and the people nothing. As you know, and my students who work on the hill tell me the buffed reps of the people don't have time to ponder the questions you raised with me this afternoon. . It's impossible to get them to put their pampered and liposuctioned butts into luxury jets and fly out, not for a photo opt, but for a real investigative trip to Iraq and possibly shame the gov. into putting a bit more priority on safe water for infants and at the expense of Pappa George's Bechtel helping to loot the oil. Though you might want to see one of my letters to one of the typical jerks too busy dialing for dollars to waste time on questions you and I ask: From: " Tom Nagy, Ph.D." <firstname.lastname@example.org> 9:21 PM Subject: Why no reply from Ms. Monroe re Pipes? To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sen. Gregg, I will be forced to send an op ed piece to every newspaper in you home state if you and your staff continues to stonewall on your refusal to hold a hearing on the grotesque nomination of Dr. Pipes to the U.S. Institute of Peace. It's not much, but refusing to confirm Pipes, a cheerleader for producing what preditibley is turning into another Vietnam in Iraq, would be a start on reversing this disastrous policy. As one of the 6 profs, Pipes vilified in the NY Post, I have sought repeatedly to testify. Fat chance with you as Chair. Ditto the ability to submit documents for the record... I trust, that like every effort to contact you or your staff, including Ms. Monroe of the HEALTH committee which would hear the nomination if bothered to you had called one, this effort will also fail and I will be forced to ask why you are so indifferent about the death of American service members, not to say the killing of Iraqi infants which ultimately endangers our kids and those of our allies by putting priority on looting the oil rather than providing at least the infants with safe water. If you had any regard for either the lives service members or that of infants, you would place your buffed self into a nice luxury jet and go to Basra and Baghdad until you shamed the USG into changing priorities from oil to water. Well, at least you have a photogenic profile. In despair of you cowards in the Senate, Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Management Science Dept. George Washington University Washington, DC 20052 email@example.com 202/994-7090 of course I got no response from "my" Maryland Senators or their staff. The biggest clown was Sen. Sarbanes who either cut off (or suffered failure of his email and his fax). Yeah, wonna bet if his big contributors had a phone # for their own use that got picked up between the 2nd and 3rd ring :-). ] _______________________________________________ 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