Posted by Lilly from ? (126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 2:03PM :
In Reply to: Re: the point is this posted by sankho from CPE-203-45-1-117.vic.bigpond.net.au (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 7:19PM :
Sorry, Sankho, but I'm a peacenik through-and-through. If someone like Saddam is in power & *if* the UN sincerely believes that he poses a threat to the world community, then the UN can find a way to keep Saddam in check. If that means stationing permanent weapons inspectors in Iraq & monitoring everything he or his scientists buy, then so be it. BUT, there is no argument that can convince me to want any war, & I also want the sanctions lifted, b/c we know that those sanctions don't affect Saddam & his cohorts. I think of war, & I think about my relatives being in the line of fire. I think about the descendants of all those kids my Assyrian great-grandparents struggled to save from slavery &/or death, & I can feel confident that my great-grandfather, who was a very wise man, is speaking through me, telling me not to want this war.
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