Clinton's Gulf war dilemma

In the Opinion page column "Is Clinton Trying to Have It Both Ways on Gulf War?," March 17, the author charges that Gov. Bill Clinton reluctantly supported the Gulf war, but now portrays himself as being warmer in his support than he actually was. However, the quotes from Mr. Clinton at the Monitor breakfast in September say substantively the same things he was quoted as saying in January in the Arkansas Gazette: that he supported the war, but that he understood the views of those who wanted to give sanc tions more time.

Has our political life become so divisive, so dominated by extremism, that we do not recognize simple moderation when we see it? Judson Veazey, Ft. Collins, Colo.

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