Letter: Assault on Iraq

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In the first half of this century, this nation had to make a second enormous sacrifice of blood and treasure to prevent an evil dictator from running amok, mainly because the international organisations created after the first holocaust, and the national powers concerned, lacked the courage and sense to take timely preventive measures.

I find it difficult to see any moral distinction between the arguments of some Anglican bishops (letter, 11 February) and those of the "peace at any price" advocates who forced me to waste six of the best years of my life, and many of my contemporaries to give their lives or limbs, in the dirty work required to extirpate the plague of Nazism.

LEWIS STRETCH

Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

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