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>would not go to war so often. However, most US-Americans >believe in the universality and superiority of their >ethical tradition. Interventionist human-rights >organisations are, like the neoconservative warmongers, a >logical result. Actually, the core value of US rights is indivudal freedom, and by implication consent of the governed, but in practice things quicky go down hill from there because of the other human universals: fear, greed, lust for power, stupidity. Intervention is profoundly unAmerican by the root doctrines and documents, which were designed to throw off the "intervention" of the Brits on the native born colonialists. Of course that never stopped the Americans from slaughtering the other Native Americans, or from adventuring and warring -- but we should distinguish the ideal from the practice and corruption of ideal which sadly overpowers actual liberty. The neocons are fond of saying those who opposed the war are un- or anti- American, but that's not correct: it is they, and the generations of bandits who preceded them who are unAmerican (and unChristian as well, for all their lip). If the administration supported the universal rights of the Iraqis, as laid out the American Declaration of Independence, he could only applaud the invading occupiers being attacked -- just as the original Americans attacked their oppressors. What we have here is not reasoned and consistent policy, but insanity. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ 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