6. Israel did U.S. a big favor

Medhat Credi's letter of August 20 [5], "Israel useless as Mideast ally," overlooks the most important help that Israel has been to the United States in the conflict with Iraq. If not for Israel's bombing of an Iraqi nuclear reactor almost a decade ago, our troops would be facing a Saddam Hussein with an atom bomb. Edward Gewirtz, Hartsdale

August 31, 1990

For a rebuttal see [7]