U.S. Self-Interest and Oil Crisis in Persian Gulf

Speaking of the 2,500 American "detainees," President Bush said, "Anything that compels individuals to do something against their will would, of course, concern me." I have to laugh and then cry. It never seems to bother Bush when he wants to compel several million women to be "detained" by a fetus.

If we had a sane planetary population policy, we would not need to be in the Persian Gulf. What we are watching is the start of the real wars, not for politics or ideology, but for real things--food and energy, natural resources and living space. We are fighting like bums over a bottle of wine, but today we are billions armed with chemical and nuclear weapons.

WOODROW J. HUGHES

Northridge

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