Letters: Oct. 7, 2002

Is the U.S. Ready for War?

An attack on Iraq would only validate Osama bin Laden's dangerous extremism and further destabilize the Middle East. HAROON MOGHUL Somers, Conn.

Your article on how President Bush is making his case for an attack on Iraq [Special Report, Sept. 16] highlighted a central danger: "If the last Gulf War helped inspire evil in [Osama] bin Laden, will a new one create many more like him?" Saddam Hussein is no more dangerous now than he was before Sept. 11, 2001. Even a successful effort to change the regime in Iraq would not reduce the number...

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