Mark Crispin Miller writes of his attempt to stiffen the resolve of the
French Government. He writes:
"I just spoke to the French Mission to the UN, urging them as a U.S. citizen to vote against any resolution authorizing war aginst Iraq--rather than abstaining, which apparently is what the Bush administration is expecting them to do. The person who answered the phone asked if I would put that in writing--and offered to give me the mission's email address.
"I found this encouraging--suggesting that at least some people in the mission are arguing for casting a veto, and would like to have evidence of grassroots U.S. support for such a move. If you would like to provide such evidence, send a quick note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
"You don't have to explain at length WHY they should veto--they would like to veto. Just tell them that you think they ought to veto too. One might, however, underscore the need to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war."
"Please pass this on! This may be the last best chance of preventing war."
Below is the Email I just sent:
Silence is not enough. Please VETO the war on Iraq. Our government is not listening to us. Many more than half of us Americans are against this war. Our press is owned by the military businesses. They lie that we support the war. We do not. We Americans need your French voice again. Please help us. Thank you. Joanne Steele, St. Remy NY, USA