I am unbelievably incensed about a sentence in Melissa Healy's article (Jan. 22): "The Patriot missile . . . promises to become one of America's premium exports after the war in the Gulf." It is good that we are prepared, but to already be thinking of how we are to make money from these terrible weapons of destruction is unconscionable. It is also stupid to plan again to arm the world. We are in the Gulf ostensibly to correct a situation of arms out of control. We must never let this start again.