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Listen to the experts, then call

Should we, the U.S., attack Iraq? No! No! No! I am pleased to see that more and more voices are saying “no” to President Bush. I believe with Ron Jacobs (author of “The Way the Wind Blew”), who writes, “No nation has the right to attack another nation, no matter what their excuse. This is a basic understanding that guides the world of international relations …”

Dick Armey, House majority leader (R-Texas), says “I don’t believe that America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation.”

The reason we should start this war, says President Bush, is that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction.” We don’t know this until the U.N. inspectors go in again. Scott Ritter, former chief of U.N. inspectors in Iraq, says, “Does Iraq possess military-viable biological or chemical weapons? No, across the board. From a qualitative standpoint, Iraq has been disarmed.”

Another quote that I would like to share is from Henry Kissinger (former secretary of state and national security adviser): “The notion of justified pre-emption runs counter to international law, which sanctions the use of force in self-defense only against actual – not potential threats.”

If you feel the same way these thoughtful and knowledgeable people do, there is a simple way you can let President Bush know (he wants to know) how you feel: You can phone the White House between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT at 202-456-1111, and just say simply, when asked, “I oppose the proposed war against Iraq.”

Lois W. Bailey

Grass Valley

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