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GUEST,Penny S. (elsewhere) BS: London Anti-War March & Rally (21) RE: BS: London Anti-War March & Rally 30 Sep 02

You would have been glad, Biskit, to see the number of banners which were anti-Saddam, carried by Muslims. Yes, he is a major problem, but killing the people of Iraq (I won't call them "his people") cannot be the right way to go about it. I'm not sure what is.

Last week, one of our stand-up comics did a piece about Hannibal, and pointed out that in his day, those who started wars had a pretty good idea of what they entailed. Too many leaders talk glibly about the subject when it is not they, or their children, who go to feed the guns. I'm a woman, and too old, and have no children, so I'm in the same boat. It isn't for me to send others to their deaths.

I suppose I would like to see some ancient style of action along the lines of the Arab states inviting him to a conference, and then capturing him and turning him over to the ICC. Dirty and dishonourable, but limiting the collateral damage.

I've met a colleague who attended today. He was nearer the front, where people were also saying "when are we going to start?" after it had started. He commented on the good mood of the gathering. Only a few snatched words in the back of assembly this morning so far, but when I get more, I'll report that.


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