The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [casi] Iraq - what next?
Message-ID: <2002-DEC24-001352.2>
Date:  Tue, 24 Dec 2002 00:13:52 AM GMT Standard Time
In-reply-to: <004601c2aae0$ba9bbcc0$3d0d010a@predatore>
References: <004601c2aae0$ba9bbcc0$3d0d010a@predatore>  <2002-DEC23-210325.2> <;IRAQ>
Return-receipt-to: wrote:

>Responding to John Hemming.
>>I am opposed to the US invading and taking over Iraq.> My earlier question
>still standing Are you objecting to this on principle or are you objecting
>to it because the British think that Iraq, and the Gulf States should be,
>like it has been, in the British sphere of influence?

I do not think that Iraq should be a British Colony.  Nor do I think that Iraq should be an 
American Colony.  I believe that Iraq as with other countries should have self determination.  To 
that extent I would think my answer to your question is that I object to an american takeover as a 
matter of principle.

>Why not argue with the UK
>government not to attack in the first place?
I have argued with the UK government on many issues including the matter of Iraq.  Where we differ 
is that we have started looking at the issue of what happens in the event of military action.

>I am sure that your concern
>about street battles in Baghdad is motivated by your concern for the safety
>of the British troops involved in the attack rather than the Iraqi
>and military personals that are going to die before the British troops come
>any where near Baghdad
You are, however, wrong  (vide John Donne)

Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
To unsubscribe, visit
To contact the list manager, email
All postings are archived on CASI's website:

[Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]