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Monday, December 22, 2003

Andrew Apostolou on Iraq & Libya on National Review Online: "Yet the evidence indicates that what brought Libya to the table was not multilateral engagement, but the brave and much criticized strategy of forcing terrorism sponsoring dictatorships to meet their obligations or meet their Maker. Indeed, the Libyans appear to have boosted rather than curbed their WMD ambitions after the U.N. suspended sanctions in 1999. The appeal of WMDs for Khaddafi and others was their potential value, not just as weapons with which to attack or deter, but also as bargaining chips. WMDs were hooks upon which to catch credulous foreigners looking for dialogue and oil contracts."

The wimps in France and Germany might learn from the use of strength to do good. There is a time and place for everything, even for a cat 'o nine tales. The "rod is for the fool's back," is the way Solomon put it.
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