Further Evaluation of Gulf War Achievements

The editorial "A Year Later," Jan. 17, presents a neat but hardly accurate picture of some of the achievements of the Gulf war.

Regionally: We are frequently informed by the media that Saddam Hussein's ability to achieve nuclear weapons is an ongoing project, not yet fully revealed and by no means curtailed.

New world order: No mention is made here of the many thousand civilian casualties sustained as a result of the Kuwait liberation, or of the political forces that continue to destroy the city. Nor is there much evidence of the "shackling" of Saddam.

Domestic impact: How clever of the president to "put on a major war and have other nations largely pay for it." As a member of the British forces, 1939 through 1945, and an unhappy participant in the long period of privation that followed, one can only regret that this magnanimous system was not then in force. Joy M. Edwards, Los Angeles

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