Letter: Iraq and the UN

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The Independent Online
WHAT seems to have been least taken into account is the possibility of an American-British military assault on Iraq igniting a chain reaction that leads to international nuclear war.

Whatever the dangers posed by the Baghdad regime, the headlong military rush by Washington and London threatens to replace a very dangerous situation with a fatal one: out of the frying pan into the nuclear fire. If one lesson stands out from the history of war, it is that wars are far easier to start than to finish.

DAVID SAWYER

London N16

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