Letter: Ethically clean?

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Ethically clean?

Sir: The best wars have good names and it is time the latest Balkan affair was given one. As Nato is fighting ethnic cleansing for purely ethical reasons, why not dub it "The First Ethical Cleansing War"?

I suggest "First" because, now that our leaders are becoming ever more conspicuously ethical in their personal habits as well as political practices, the need for ethical wars is bound to increase. The third millennium could well be littered with ethical cleansing wars, titled "Second", "Third", "Fourth" and so on, until someone finally miscalculates and we blunder into the One and Only Nuclear War.

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