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Amen to Sowell


I’m with Thomas Sowell (see today’s Hot Links). A few months ago, there seemed to virtual unanimity that Iran and North Korea could not be permitted to go nuclear. Today, we hear instead that force should be “off the table.” Will someone show me an example – any example – in history when diplomacy succeeded without the underlying threat of force?

Iran has submitted its reply to the United Nations (we don’t yet know what it contains). But it surely will not climb down from the limb on which the mullahs have happily seated themselves. Now comes the moment of truth. If the U.S. flinches, we will slow walk into a future of unimaginable horror.

Israel’s failure to crush Hezbollah has already emboldened their side. Anything less than punishing sanctions will be dangerous weakness.


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