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How many Americans know that Saddam used to be a US ally? That Tariq Aziz met Reagan in the White House and that the US and Iraq held joint Naval Exercices? How many Americans know that all this changed not because of the human rights violations by Saddam's regime but because Saddam invaded oil rich Kuwait? Had Saddam not invaded Kuwait, he would probably be a US ally in the war against terror. Quoting Darin Zeilweger <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > Tuesday, April 14, 2003 > In Defense of Fast Food >...... The pacifists are clearly not concerned about Iraqi civilians. They did > not care about the millions who died under Saddam’s brutal regime, and > they do not wish to bring Iraqis the values that brought the Western > world out of the Dark Ages and into the light of liberty and prosperity. > They volunteered as human shields to protect Saddam’s weapons factories, > but they now wish for Americans to get out of Iraq without restoring > order or reconstruction by turning over Iraq to the incompetent and > corrupt hands of the UN. Now that they have failed to keep the United > States from asserting the right to its own existence (albeit weakly), > they seek to prevent the United States from asserting the values that > give us the right to that existence. Having failed to save the Iraqi > dictator, they seek to save the values that created him. They claim that > all cultures are equal, that even the claim that freedom is better than > slavery, prosperity is better than poverty, and life is better than > living death amounts to ethnocentric imperialism and racism. It is not > fast food that these peaceniks oppose, but civilization and life – as it > should be lived. They have made their stance clear. Let us now make ours. > > David Veksler > College Station, Texas > > > _______________________________________________ > 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 casi-discuss- email@example.com > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk > -- _____________________________________________________________________ Snel en voordelig ADSL nu voor iedereen bereikbaar. Zon Breedband Budget vanaf EUR 14,95 per maand met ZonTel. Nu tijdelijk geen aansluitkosten. Bestel snel op zonnet.nl/breedband _______________________________________________ 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