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Re: Theos-World Does anybody want to die for oil?

Nov 21, 2002 06:40 PM
by kpauljohnson

--- In theos-talk@y..., "Bill Meredith" <bilmer@s...> wrote:
> Sorry to jump in. My ISP has been on the blink and I have missed the last
> 24 hours of postings. I see a thread labeled "Does anybody want to die for
> oil?" and I wonder "Does anybody want to die?"
> When we assign motives to others, and declare that the war with Iraq is a
> Bush power play to gain control of oil so that the Bush oil dynasty can
> become even richer and more powerful, we might ask ourselves why the elder
> Bush stopped the war the first time?
> What seems to be ignored in the discussions of the Bush position on Iraq is
> the necessity of taking a firm stand against Sadaam's acquisition of
> nuclear, biological, and/or chemical weapons (beyond what he already has)
> and the delivery means to make war with and/or hold hostage neighboring
> countries (including SA). Such a stand has to be perceived by Sadaam as more
> than mere diplomatic appeal. The stand (line in the sand, if you will) has
> to have teeth to have effect. (At least Sadaam has to think so).
> Personally, I hope we don't go to war in Iraq. I hope the UN weapons
> inspectors can verify the elimination/destruction of Iraq's weapons of mass
> destruction. I hope that someday all such weapons will be destroyed
> (including our own). I wish that hope alone could make the world a better
> and safer place.
> Bill
Dear Bill,

Glad to see you speak up. At least we share the same hope! After hearing Bob Woodward this evening on Fresh Air describe the victory of Powell over the Rumsfeld/Cheney Unilateralist Axis of Evil there does seem to be some room for hope left in the the world.



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