A special prosecutor for Washington

Regarding the article "BNL Scandal Sets Justice, FBI Against Each Other," Oct. 19: From reading this article, I conclude that a coverup is going on. I am outraged that an independent special prosecutor was not appointed.

The public has a right to know what is going on. It is ludicrous to think that any serious effort will be made to uncover evidence of the Justice Department's wrongdoing by the special investigator appointed by President Bush's attorney general, especially since the BNL scandal is directly related to the campaign issue of Iraqgate. The intelligence community cannot be trusted to police itself. It is time these organizations be held accountable for their actions. Bryan T. Weber, Salem, Wis.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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