Sunday, September 15, 2013

Help your friends, harm your enemies

If History Is Any Measure, the Clock Is Ticking - "Mr. Assad, however, also knows that Mr. Hussein and Colonel Qaddafi were both deposed and ultimately executed years after giving up their weapons."

This is why the legalistic approach does not work: it creates the wrong incentive. We should be showing the world that it is dangerous to be our enemy, but that safety lies in being our friend. Unfortunately, recent events have supported the opposite conclusion.

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