FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is a brief letter of mine which has been published in
today's INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE.
Everyone now recognizes that "weapons of mass destruction" were simply
an *excuse*, not the *reason*, for America's desperate determination to
attack and destroy Iraq. Is Iran really any different?
*Monday, December 10, 2007 *
One must wonder what thought processes (if any) could have produced
unanimous NATO support for a third round of enhanced UN sanctions
Without the argument that Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons program,
it is inconceivable that the UN Security Council would have adopted the
first two rounds of sanctions. That specious argument has now been blown
away by the unanimous judgment of America's own intelligence agencies.
In a sane world, the only issue now would be the prompt revocation of
the existing, ill-conceived sanctions.
John V. Whitbeck /Jidda, Saudi Arabia/