Sir: Let me understand this. Towards the end of the Gulf war, the USA decide against ramming their victory home. They explain this magnanimity in terms of some high-falutin' scruple. Meantime, without international support, they pay to foment civil way in Iraq ("CIA botched Saddam overthrow", 11 April), and condone bombing of civilian targets (or terrorism as it is known in Oklahoma). Am I mad, or is this evil?