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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Re: And So It Begins...
    Date: 4/1/2003 2:09:00 PM  

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>The oil fields are for the people of Iraq. I do and will continue to believe
>this until I am offered proof that this war is because of oil, and not
>because a madman has consistently flouted the will of the international
>community, and President Bush and others were unwilling to continue to wait
>for the UN to stop sitting on its collective thumb and do something.

Oil companies in the US are already lining up to get their share of those
resources, according to any number of articles on this. Also, the "for the
people of Iraq" also includes paying for reconstruction. Who is going to be
doing most of that reconstruction? American companies.

Also, do bear in mind that the UN resolutions do *not* have the power of law.
Any number of countries have routinely failed to obey UN resolutions, including

>As for not hiring a shooter, they don't do it because of an executive order
>made by President Gerald Ford, which, IIRC, states that the USA will not
>sponsor the assassination of a foreign leader, regardless of whether or not
>we like him or her.

Actually, I seem to recall reading that Bush rescinded this rule very early on.


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