Bombing of Iraq - criminal act
Kansas is a state located in the centre of the continental US.
It is largely grassland, and its economy is, in the main, agricultural.
The gross domestic product (GDP) of Kansas in 1996 was US$47 billion.
The GDP of Iraq in 1997 was, according to the US Central Intelligence Agency, US$40 billion.
The assertion by President Bill Clinton that a country weaker than Kansas, its armed forces considerably reduced by material and human losses and unable to manoeuvre without inviting destruction from the air, and with 47 per cent of its population under the age of 15 is a threat, is ludicrous.
The policy of bombing that country because UN Special Commission on disarmament (Unscom) chief Richard Butler is infuriated by the attitudes of certain Iraqis amounts to criminality.
ALAN BICKLEY Madison, Wisconsin, US