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Submitted by Gabriel Grosso (Italy), Feb 19, 2006 at 15:54

"I don't know if you can actually understand the psychological impact of that day, unless you live here".

Maybe not. But I have been to the United States three times and remember that their perspective on war was different. They were less afraid of war that the Europeans.

"In America, we make extreme sacrifices to hold on to our freedom".

That's idealism, Sidda. Now, it is about making a decision. If we can avoid war, that's the best option. If we can't, then we have got to do something about Iran. I would have preferred to avoid war. But there might be no choice.

"Give me freedom or give me death". I

live in southern-Europe. An attack against Iran would have consequences for us. That is why we are less keen on war. I hope we can avoid this war with Iran, I really do. I hope we can negotiate a way out of this. If all negotiations fail, then attacking will be the only option. Until that day, let us try to avoid war. Let me put it this way: first we negotiate and try to talk to Teheran. We try to avoid war.

Then, we make a decision.
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