[Vision2020] Pakistan Is Worse Than Iraq

Debbie Gray dgray@uidaho.edu
Thu, 30 Jan 2003 15:59:17 -0800 (PST)

OK I am no political expert but isn't part of the problem w/Iraq that they
are not supposed to have WMD due to various UN/US/whoever agreements?
Whereas Pakistan is not under a similar agreement? Obviously it is not the
goal to attack all nations having WMD. I am not sure what the goal is, but
it's not like Saddam and Iraq are just innocent harmless people being
victimized by the Big Bad Bush Macho Mean Machine. Why is Saddam being so
secretive? Why won't he allow scientists to be interviewed? Why does he
have 200 tons of some hideous chemical? Why does he also seem hell
bent on war?

Pushing peace from this side is all well and good, but how can pacifists
possibly _prevail_ when they are in a relationship with irrational,
power-hungy tyrants willing to allow 'volunteers' to surround his various
castles as human shields? I am all for allowing plenty of time for the
inspectors to do their job. On the other hand, I worry that this just
gives more time to Sadam's scientists working away at some underground
bunker to perfect even more devastating WMDs.

I envy those of you who can see things in such black and white ideals.
There are too many gray issues for me, I guess that's fitting w/my

Debbie Gray
Moscow, ID 83843

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Ted Moffett wrote:

> Nuclear weapons on missiles that can be launched in a nation rife with
> terrorism in its borders?
> Do we see demands from Bush for Pakistan to disarm?
> Why are we not demanding that Musharraf and Pakistan disarm their weapons of
> mass destruction, eliminate the supporters of Osama Bin Laden within their
> borders, and stop all terrorism against India, or we will bomb them?


  Debbie Gray      dgray@uidaho.edu      http://www.uidaho.edu/~dgray/
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