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Dear Colleagues, My compliments to Felicity Arbuthnot for her short piece and longer piece on the totally implausible and destructive "miracles" by the US/UK gangs (governments) attempting to damage a true hero of the anti-sanctions movement and now of the anti-looting of Iraq movement, George Galloway, M.P. The evil "miracles" she describes with wit and brilliance operate to divert the world's attention from the enormity of the the gang's on-going crimes against humanity. Now for a happy miracle of far smaller scale. I wish to thank all who have offered me kind words of support about my sabbatical in Canada -- a most wonderful miracle if ever there was one. MacMaster is the sort of real university that in a sane world would be commonplace, everywhere, even in the U.S., particularly during the present crisis exascerbated by the US's endangerment of all the world's children by its passive, continued killing of Iraqi kids through placing the priority of provision of safe water so far below the looting of the oil. (In addition trying to mix military operations with "humanitarian" work is proving to be the disaster forecast by all the serious NGOs not on the Pentagon's payroll.) The only thing the American Viceroy of Iraq seems to have placed a lower priority on than safe water for all in Iraqi is establishing baseball as the new national sport of Iraq. Doesn't the Vicroy have children or grandchildren? Surely he has nephews and nices. How can he play with his children and remain so stoiclly indifferent to the lives of Iraqi children? Read in the Globe and Mail yesterday that baby (mental not chronological age) Bush has declared that indeed the U.S. faces emminent attack (I guess he meant from sources other than the Office of Homeland Security and other shredders of the Bill of Rights). Then the story continued, Bush II left for a month's vacation. This does not compute. Perhaps the reporter was too kind to speculate on the incompatibility of emminent threat and leaving for a month of vacation... Working hard but with renewed energy and hope from Hamilton, tom p.s. please note my new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org p.p.s. Am I the first unofficial refugee from the hysteria and witchhunting in the US? Nevermind. Until we change things, there will be more. Canada, Europe and other civilized places please take us in. Perhaps we can learn from you and return to the US fortified in effective nonviolent tools for achieving peace through justice. Will send the list my syllabus on "Using Computer to Advance Peace Rather than War" soon in the hope of getting helpful criticism and to learn what I left out. Tom Thomas J. Nagy, Ph.D. Assoc. Prof. of Expert Systems George Washington Univeristy Sch. of Business & Public Mgt. Washington, D.C. 20052 home.gwu.edu/~nagy _______________________________________________ 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