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On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 20:37:20 -0700 pjw8 <Philippa.Winkler@NAU.EDU> writes: >>=M De Vello (sp?), was very concerned about DU. Karen >Parker, the attorney, spoke to him about in Geneva this >year, Philippa Winkler [...] >That's a big problem with secrecy: when truth and >openness is repressed even the very worst case >possibilities become more believable, Which points to the question of the WMD as a possible motive for the US to "neutralize" the UN -- if they were trying to plant WMD or evidence, and the UN staff found out. There is enough to generate a dozen conspiracy theories -- and looking at what the US has done so far, and the motivations, one can't dismiss such theories out of hand. The story about WMD which seems most likely to me is that Saddam had them destroyed years ago but kept up the pretense of having them as a deterrence, leading to the secrecy the inspectors found, and ultimately to many supporting the invasion. Would it not be ironic if Bush's secrecy fueled the suspicion and opposition which brings him down?! But there is already a stong case for deception about DU. ________________________________________________________________ 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