Letters: Dec. 15, 1997

THE SHOWDOWN

"It was clear after the Gulf War that Saddam Hussein wouldn't just let things be. Now is the time to put an end to all this." KARI PATILA Joutseno, Finland

Your report on the crisis with Iraq was thought provoking [WORLD, Nov. 24]. Why has the most powerful free nation in the world allowed Iraq to become its nemesis? A few dictators now control world policies. The U.N. has become little more than a propaganda forum for those who wish to disparage the U.S. The U.N. must have all nations in agreement for its decisions to be carried out....

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