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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 07/15/2003 9:17:24 PM Central Daylight Time, email@example.com writes: > Wanted to know why the U.S. > I am also wondering why. The only reason that comes to mind is that George the Lesser actually believed Pearl, Wolfowitz, et al., that the Iraqi people were sitting around hoping to be bombed into democracy/military dictatorship of another stripe and would patiently await the US figuring out how to "do" it after they were liberated/killed. The ineptitude of it all is mindboggling. I read/heard (saw) somewhere that some thinkers were harassing the military (prior to the invasion) about what they were going to do about feeding the refugees and those solely on the food basket after destroying the food chain, they replied that they had 3 million meals ready and waiting. The thinkers responded that that would give 1/3rd of those who would need meals, breakfast for one day. Apparently at this point the military ordered more food. How dumb are they, I think Bob S said, "Pretty dumb." (It occurs that I saw this on satellite and it was an international Physicians "group" which was dialoguing with the US military) Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Flagstaff USA During the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, psychologist Gustave Gilbert visited Nazi Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering in his prison cell. "We got around to the subject of war again and I said that, contrary to his attitude, I did not think that the common people are very thankful for leaders who bring them war and destruction," Gilbert wrote in his journal, Nuremberg Diary. "Why, of course, the people don't want war," Goering shrugged. "Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? ... That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a parliament or a communist dictatorship ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." _______________________________________________ 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