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Negotiations to Settle Mideast Crisis

September 02, 1990

From our side, the Iraqi situation is 60% oil and 40% presidential reelection politics. Nobody should die to keep the price of my gasoline at less than $2 a gallon.

If President Bush's bravado gets us into a war, even the late isolationist Sen. Robert A. Taft, who died 37 years ago, will have a stronger shot at the 1992 Republican presidential nomination than Bush.

GILBERT S. BAHN

Thousand Oaks

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