"You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out." - William Tecumseh Sherman

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Thursday, September 23, 2004
  Theory vs. Practice
AP reports:

Cheney told a fund-raising dinner for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., that al-Qaida terrorists are bent on destroying the United States and must be met with force.

"This is not an enemy we can reason with, negotiate with or appease," Cheney said. "This is an enemy that, put simply, we must destroy and that is exactly what we'll do with George W. Bush as president."
[SNIP]
The vice president told the crowd, "the biggest danger we face today is to have nuclear weapons fall into the hands of terrorists." But he said the administration is working to control the trade and transfer of nuclear materials throughout the world.


Contrast the above with following, also from AP:
The Bush administration has no plans to seek an "Iraq-style" U.N. Security Council resolution on Iran if it succeeds in efforts to have the council address that country's nuclear activities.

A senior State Department official said Wednesday there is a widespread misconception that the administration wants the same type of resolution for Iran as the one which led to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq last year.

If the council takes up the Iran question, the administration would seek a resolution calling for a suspension of uranium enrichment activity by Iran, much as the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency has done repeatedly, the official said.

Oh, that's right, it's only appeasement when we do it unilaterally! After all, they're not madmen - we can reason with them and negociate, unlike that real menace, Saddam Hussein.
 
 POSTED BY THE GENERAL AT 1:33 AM


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