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Didn't our President vow to free the Iraqi people from the kind of terrorism practiced under Saddam Hussein? Yet our own government condones terrorist tactics, torture and murder when they suit its purpose. I pray we never again allow a President to hold office who considers the physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological destruction of another person to be just and right.
PAUL G. SHANK Santa Barbara, Calif.
Were Saddam's torture chambers worse than ours? The Iraqis must be longing for the good old days before their country was destroyed.
EDAN MILTON HUGHES San Francisco Who Shall Live?
In the article about a new method of screening fetuses for Down syndrome in the first trimester [Nov. 21], TIME asked, "Is a life with the syndrome worth living?" We pride ourselves on our tolerance. Yet encouragement to terminate less-than-perfect pregnancies will surely lead to more discrimination against the living handicapped. Can we praise ourselves as a nondiscriminatory society when we question whether people who are not the most highly functioning are worth saving--let alone worth tolerating or protecting?
MEGAN SMYLIE Vernon Hills, Ill.