Sir, In the long run we are all dead. Meanwhile, some of us will be less worried by bungled terrorist attacks than by your report (report, July 6) that at least two of the suspects were rejected by the Western Australia Department of Health (one repeatedly) but apparently welcomed by the NHS. - DAVID BENTLEY, London W9 - Measures to combat terrorism
La ministre Boutin et le 11 septembre - In November 2006, Christine Boutin, France's new minister of housing and urban affairs, was asked about 9 11: "Do you think that Bush could [have been] behind these attacks?" Boutin responds: "I think that it's possible."