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Time For An Elba?

It’s all very well talking about the need for international war crimes prosecutions, but it seems that their possibility is the reason that Liberian despot Charles Taylor won’t quit. Quite what the answer is to this problem, I don’t know, but this story is a reminder that the smooth prescriptions of international bureaucrats can often prolong the crises that they purport to resolve.

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