The Corner

Doing The Right Thing

From Gerard Baker in Thursday’s Financial Times:

“Anyone who is in doubt as to who has the Iraqi people’s best interests at heart should contrast the allied forces’ behavior with that of the Saddam loyalists, who are using their fellow Iraqis as human shields, executing those who threaten to surrender, and mining ports through which will pass vital food supplies. At times, it might look as if the coalition is fighting by Marquess of Queensberry rules against an enemy who is armed with a switchblade knife. But to do otherwise would cause many to wonder what we are fighting for in the first place.”

He’s right.

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