With respect to your editorial, "Bush's broken sword," (Nov. 7) I am impelled to ask about your reaction to Republican victories in Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Is it possible that these victories, combined with Republican victories in the retention of the governorship of California and Illinois, are so distasteful that you prefer to avoid that which is unpleasant?
aul L. Brodsky
Why do we have to go to war with Iraq?
I don't think that the U.S. should go to war with Iraq. This dispute isn't between the U.S. and Iraq, it's between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. I don't see why the U.S. has to stick its nose in other countries' business. Even though Saudi Arabia asked the U.S. to be its ally, our government should have turned it down.