[Marxism] Iraq one year later

Peter McLaren mclaren at gseis.ucla.edu
Fri Mar 19 17:52:09 MST 2004



> From: "John Gray" <mikeformaldehyde at hotmail.com>
> Reply-To: Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition
> <marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:36:19 -0600
> To: marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu
> Subject: RE: [Marxism] Iraq one year later
> 
> 
> Yeah, I definatley agree.
> I know that if I were after living in Iraq under the post-Desert Storm
> sanctions, I wouldn't do anything to upset the united states.
> I would fear that in a bid to show their power, the new ruling party would
> mistreat the conquered peoples if they decided they didn't like the new
> authority.
> 
>> From: "Jose G. Perez" <elgusanorojo at bellsouth.net>
>> Reply-To: Activists and scholars in Marxist
>> tradition<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
>> To: "'Activists and scholars in Marxist
>> tradition'"<marxism at lists.econ.utah.edu>
>> Subject: RE: [Marxism] Iraq one year later
>> Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:19:41 -0500
>> 
>> Marvin Gandall writes, citing the economist:
>> 
>>>> Despite the “shocking clumsiness” of the occupation and resulting
>> violence and insecurity, it cites polls showing most Iraqis think their
>> lives have improved, mostly because of the greater availability of
>> consumer goods and more freedom of expression.<<
>> 
>> I think we should recognize that polls done in the middle of a war-torn
>> country with people getting blown up and rounded up left and right are
>> worthless.
>> 
>> The people will simply give you back whatever the propaganda line is of
>> the side currently in control of where they live.
>> 
>> José
>> 
>> 
>> 
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