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British Action in the Falklands No 'Invasion'

March 04, 2003

Re "How to Win Friends, Influence Diplomats," Commentary, Feb. 28: That Allan Gerson was former chief counsel to the U.S. delegation to the U.N. during the Reagan administration says a great deal about the Keystone Kops handling of the Falklands War in 1982. Gerson's disingenuous characterization of Britain's response to an Argentine incursion upon British sovereign territory as an "invasion" is absurd. That he would call Britain's defense of her citizens from an occupationist army in the Falklands a "violation of international law" is patently outrageous. He perversely compares the British action with the invasion of Grenada by the U.S. military. And we're supposed to view his reading of contemporary political issues respectfully?

Shannon Joseph Cream

Chino

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