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Hussein's Message to Americans

September 30, 1990

More and more it appears that we are moving toward war in the Middle East. And the thought is frightening. We must not let it happen. The charges and counter-charges by Hussein and Bush, the tit-for-tat moves by each to gain advantage fill one with horror. If this continues, war is inevitable.

We must find someone such as King Hussein of Jordan, PLO leader Yasser Arafat or some Islamic religious figure to talk to Saddam Hussein to try to get him to soften his position. We can't get him to change his mind by using belligerence. He angers Bush; Bush hurls threats. The danger of war increases.

If we go to war, we can defeat the Iraqis--but we won't win the war. No one wins wars any longer. And once more we will fill body bags, and we will plunge once again into that prolonged pain and suffering which always accompanies war.

DON RADEMACHER

Los Angeles

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