Magazine article Insight on the News

Iraq Must Not Be Allowed to Become Another North Korea. (Correspondence)

Magazine article Insight on the News

Iraq Must Not Be Allowed to Become Another North Korea. (Correspondence)

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Fears that the al-Qaeda terrorist network has obtained or will obtain one or more weapons of mass destruction and use them in a "spectacular" attack on the United States [see "Searching for `Dirty Bombs,'" Jan. 21-Feb. 3] are not unfounded and are yet another reason to liberate Iraq.

Were it not for the Israeli bombing of the almost-completed nuclear reactor near Baghdad in 1981, Iraq might have had a nuclear bomb when it invaded Kuwait a decade later. There might have been no Operation Desert Storm and the world might have been a very different place.

And what if, on Sept. 11, 2001, instead of al-Qaeda terrorists seizing passenger jets and turning them into manned cruise missiles, one of the 15 freighters al-Qaeda is said to control had sailed into New York Harbor with an Iraqi nuclear bomb in one of the thousands of containers that enter our ports every day?

Last Oct. 29, 200 Haitians waded ashore from a small freighter that had approached our shores virtually undetected until it ran aground on Virginia Key in Miami's Biscayne Bay. …

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