Tuesday, February 25, 2003[posted by jaed at 8:37 PM]
"We are praying you will stick to your resolve to liberate our country ..."
CAABU, the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, has this to say to Tony Blair:
Today, in the face of so much opposition, we look to you to remain steadfast for all that is decent and honourable. The anti-war coalition ignores the terror we have lived under for so long. Their demonstration can only bring comfort to Saddam Hussein.
And in the face of his brutality the protesters offer nothing in comfort to the suffering of Iraqi people; nor indeed do they say how they would seek to disarm a dictator whose weapons of mass destruction threaten not only his own people with his use of chemical weapons, but also that of his neighbours and beyond.
The last thing we wish to see is war. We do not want war. No civilised person would wish for such a terrible event when lives of people we hold dear could be lost. But we do want Saddam Hussein and his regime removed. You and the UN must persevere in using diplomatic pressure, but if all fails, and as an absolute last resort, then we accept that force must be used to remove him.