It is a terrible disappointment that the United Nations has approved military action in the Persian Gulf (front page, Nov. 30). Saddam Hussein has been stopped in his tracks. The sanctions against Iraq are working and are a genuine accomplishment of the U.N. To turn hastily away from restraint is ironic and disheartening.
As we are sending off Christmas cards with white doves that proclaim "Peace on Earth," we are making a commitment to go to war. If we are a people who do not love peace, shouldn't we at least be honest about it? Perhaps our greetings should say, "Happy holidays and best wishes for an armed conflict in the near future."
ROBERT HANSON, Burbank