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U.S. Dissent in Persian Gulf Confrontation

December 16, 1990

Whatever else can be said about Hussein, with the release of the hostages it is clear that he is a brilliant political as well as military strategist.

The Bush Administration appears angrier than the day Iraq invaded Kuwait. President Bush has tried so hard to show his ability to control world opinion through the media like his predecessor, but has been upstaged by everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Hussein. Much like the NASA scientists and their faulty telescopes, Bush is discovering there are no absolute fail-safe formulas for dealing with the modern world in the 1990s.

If Bush decides to take military action against Iraq to "declaw" its military capabilities, I suggest he then establish Iraq as a Palestinian homeland.

FREDERICK CLEVELAND

Hollywood

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