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Received enough bullshit from that side for 5 years during anti-sanctions campaigning, and it's not exactly like the OTHER side has had difficulty making its "vision thing" known to the whole universe either. Want it or not, I always get it poured down on me. Don't need to extend this wasted space to CASI which should and did get me the other side or hard to find pieces of vital information such as UN reports to the Secretary General (when it use to matter). Case in point, today Paul Bremer admits that even with total oil flow of Iraq unimpeded by UN sanctions, it will take tens of billions more to reactivate Iraq to a functioning 'normal' state. "Oil for food works, oil-for-food works, it's all Saddam's fault, it's all Sadddam's fault." So I don't want it. And I strongly disagree with Peter's relativist premiss. A mailing list is not about freedo(o)m and democracy for all. It's about uniting people around a common purpuse. Very different. If you don't agree with the objectives of a said list then you don't have any 'right' to join it. The freedom is in creating your own list elsewhere with whatever objectives of your own. But I don't manage casi either. Marc Azar Peter Brooke a écrit: >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 > >Peter > > >_______________________________________________ >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 > > > > _______________________________________________ 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