Letter : Feeling for Oklahoma

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From Ms Anna Hagger

Sir: The immediate and overwhelming response to the Oklahoma City bombing is one of horror and utter condemnation, but is it not also worth considering the hypocritical light which this appalling act of terrorism has cast on President Clinton? "Terrorism is evil," he says, and he is quite right. Was it the case, then, that President Clinton arrived at a different judgement when bestowing his blessing on Gerry Adams's visit to the White House?

Until the British government reaches agreement with Sinn Fein on the giving up of IRA arms, the potential terrorist threat will remain. What weight did President Clinton attach to that possible evil?

Yours faithfully,


Corwen, Wales

21 April