Letter: Unethical policies

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Does Fergal Keane (Comment, 16 January) not realise that foreign policy is all about money? Ethics play no part. When did Great Britain or the United States display any concern for ethics, or allow such concerns to hinder their activities?

From Hiroshima, through Vietnam, Diego Garcia, Nicaragua and Guatemala to the "Turkey shoot" of retreating Iraqi troops at the end of the Gulf war, to "ethical" bombers for Indonesia, and the even-handed supply of American weapons to Greece and Turkey so that they can have a better war. Rwanda seems to have little exploitable wealth, so why waste money on it?

HOWARD CHENEY

Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire

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