Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Libya - carrot AND stick

The Left is falling over itself trying to deny that Bush had anything to do with Libya's turn around. Bush hatred is blinding these poor folks - they should really learn that it is possible to agree with some people on some issues and to disagree on others.

Christian Science Monitor: Carrot or stick: Which nudged Libya?

"Everybody will want to credit their own polices in these polarized times, Bush will want to claim it was the threat to use force that made this happen, while Europe will claim that smart sanctions coupled with meaningful economic incentives brought this about," says Michael O'Hanlon, a defense policy specialist at the Brookings Institution in Washington. "The truth is that both the carrot and the stick are useful, especially when you put them together."

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