Letter: Iraq resolution

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HAS THE inexperienced new Labour Cabinet thought through the implications of an American attack on Iraq?

What happens if Saddam is killed or overthrown? What follows in the ensuing instability? Will Iraq break up? What will Netanyahu's Israel do if the Iraqi army is destroyed? Will Israel opportunistically attack Syria and the Palestinians in Lebanon? In the throes of defeat, will Saddam drop anthrax on Israel?

The persistent aim of US policy is to ensure Israel's dominance of the Middle East, despite Israel's disregard of UN resolutions and its international obligations over many years. And there is never any requirement on Israel to reveal its chemical, biological and nuclear stockpile, nor to reverse its refusal to sign the non-proliferation treaties. How many thousands will now be slaughtered in this ill-considered adventurism?