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RE: [casi] "Reasons" for war...

Two comments on the below:

> >10. But didn't Saddam gas his own people?
> >
> >A: There doesn't seem to be any solid evidence that he did so.
> However, the
> >United States, having gassed a church full of women and children in Waco
> >with a poison gas that's illegal to use in warfare does not have
> the moral high ground to pass judgment on other nations.

(i) this claim has been thoroughly discredited.  The CASI archives contain
good discussions of it.  Including claims like this in any argument weakens
the argument.

(ii) a small point, but the citizens of Halabja and many other parts of Iraq
do not like being referred to as Saddam's "own people".

Colin Rowat

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