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[casi] re: Cordesman: What is Next in Iraq?

Dear all

Marc Azar says about the Anthony Cordesman piece posted by Nicholas Martin:

"No proponent of torture should be allowed space on anti-sanctions lists
such as CASI."

Cordesman is an influential figure and it is important that we should know
and understand what he is saying. Its also necessary to know all that can be
said against him, so I'm all in favour of the rest of Marc's mailing. But if
Cordesman (or Paul Wolfowitz. Or Izzat Ibrahim) were to come on the list in
person I for one would be very happy.

My own ambition for CASI has always been that its material would be so good
that anyone seriously interested in the subject, whatever their own angle,
would be obliged to refer to it. I'm sure this is already the case with the
website. It ought to be the case with the discussion list as well.

This may not be the best moment to say this in the wake of - or perhaps in
the midst of - the Darin Zeilweger episode but so long as the language is
courteous and we're not getting bombarded by spam, this list should, I
believe be open to everyone. Including proponents of torture.

Best wishes


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