Letter: Clinton's war game

Saddam Hussein is continuing to develop his stocks of unconventional weapons and will use every deception to facilitate that aim. He will have no moral qualms about using such weapons against Israel, Saudi Arabia or countries further afield. Relaxing sanctions is desirable from a humanitarian point of view but is irrelevant as a means of halting Iraq's weapons programme. The US and Britain are the only countries with the moral fibre and military means to take preventive action. Either we do the job or Israel will get its retaliation in first, with destabilising consequences.


Northwood, Middlesex.