by Jonah Goldberg

I just did a quick debate over at CNN for “Showdown Iraq.” Debate is a bit grandiose for what it was. I was on with Norman Solomon, a syndicated columnist. It was an amusing exercise. His position seemed to be that the UN and the weapons inspectors teams should do their work unfettered by inconvenient war talk from the United States. Now, I understand how delightful people on the left think the UN is, but I do wish these people could at least acknowledge that none of this would be happening if the US wasn’t threatening war. Good cops are not effective without bad cops. I don’t know why this is such a complicated principle.

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