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Dispensing With Arafat
Washington Post ^
| George F. Will
Posted on 06/25/2002 9:21:18 PM PDT by Pokey78
Edited on 09/03/2002 4:50:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
President Bush's Monday statement was the most clearsighted U.S. intervention in the Israeli-Palestinian crisis in the 35 years since the 1967 war, and perhaps in the 54 years since the founding of Israel. It enunciated a policy that makes eventual peace at least conceivable, and meanwhile frees the president to pursue the global anti-terrorism agenda articulated in five other speeches in the past year.
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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
posted on 06/25/2002 9:21:18 PM PDT
Will: P. H. Liotta of the Naval War College warns against enemies who target not America's military but, among other things, America's "national security decision-making process." Such enemies seek to "induce decision paralysis." Liotta cites an adage from India: "One way to kill a tiger is to distract it from so many different sides that it tries to run in every direction at once."
Good stuff. Liotta's Indian citation is perfectly applicable to the enemy's tactics. It's reassuring to know that people in our political and military command structures understand that.
posted on 06/25/2002 9:51:30 PM PDT
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Liotta cites an adage from India: "One way to kill a tiger is to distract it from so many different sides that it tries to run in every direction at once."
Whereas the Elephant will choose which direction it wants to go and crush all who try to stop it.
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