I read with great interest your article on rebuilding Iraq. In my opinion, the only reason for engineers working there is to make lots of money fast, return home and forget about the place.
While I have sympathy with Ken Bigley and his family, he is 62 years old and by his own admission this was his last trip to the Middle East to set him up for his retirement. Surely he cannot expect the British government to secure the release of dangerous biochemical scientists who may kill millions of people because of his greed.
Anyone greedy enough to go to Iraq should take responsibility for their own safety. Please spare a thought for the millions of oppressed Iraqis who are glad just to make it through the day, let alone come here to make a fast buck then return home to retire.
Mrs Ane-Marie Tabrizi, Suffolk, alireza. pakpourtabrizi@ ntlworld. com