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posted on 07/12/2006 9:54:19 AM PDT
(Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
SOURCE: The Germans, Brits, and American realists who like this [incentives and broad security guarantees] line of argument are never particularly specific on whether this public disavowal of the use of force is an unconditional promise, or whether it would be qualified. For example, if the clerical regime did a Khobar Towers II and again killed American soldiers, would that constitute grounds for an invasion, or perhaps just an airborne military assault? They also never bother to give a history of promises kept by the Islamic Republic.
The list of promises kept is far shorter than the list of outright lies and threats of violence. Are the realists keeping score?
posted on 07/12/2006 11:39:52 PM PDT
(...err the least and endure! --- VDH)
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