You are probably wrong. War is not imminent because we are not ready. We will be in about one month.
Also, I believe that the statements Bush makes are directed at Saddam primarily, and not at the US populace. I also believe that the US is trying very hard to get a rebellion going in Iraq, although I personally hold out little hope of that happening. I do not believe that there will be any backing down. IMNSHO, Bush honestly believes that Saddam is a major threat to not only the US, bat also to Canada (:-) and the rest of our allies. Saddam will go. And as hard as it is to imagine, I guess I, too, could be wrong. Jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "zion-l" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:20 PM Subject: [ZION] Iraq I can't say "I told you so" yet but Bush has announced today that despite the omissions in the report on WMD delivered by Iraq to the UN (and only today being given to the non-permanent members of the Security Council, incidentally), war is not imminent. I've been of the opinion since this issue arose that there won't be a war in Iraq, that the situation is at least as much about domestic US politics as it is with anything actually going on in Iraq and that we'd see a gradual backing down once the mid-term elections were past. I could be wrong -- I guess we'll see. http://my.netscape.com/corewidgets/news/story.psp?cat=51180&id=2002121817270 00163465 -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh." - Lord Chesterfield Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author's employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================