Moral question

ANGUS Robertson, the SNP leader at Westminster, denounces the "illegal war in Iraq" (your report, 22 January) as if "illegal" and "immoral" mean the same thing.

As they quite obviously do not, perhaps Mr Robertson could tell us which he considers more moral: sending a volunteer army to replace blood-soaked tyranny with fledgling democracy? Or leaving in power a genocidal, warmongering despot (with, at the very least, weapons of mass destruction on his wish list) while continuing to kill around 100,000 innocent Iraqis annually with United Nations' sanctions intended to contain him?

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KEITH GILMOUR

Balmoral Drive

Bearsden, Glasgow