Friday, January 23, 2004

On that quote thing...

Compare, if you will the following portion from this week's State of the Union Address:
Nine months of intense negotiations involving the United States and Great Britain succeeded with Libya, while 12 years of diplomacy with Iraq did not. And one reason is clear: For diplomacy to be effective, words must be credible, and no one can now doubt the word of America.

To the following quote (The attribution has been obscured so as not to ruin the fun. Highlight after the ~ to see):

"You can get a lot further with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone." ~Al Capone

Same idea, more veneer?

Remember, the negotiations and UN resolutions with Iraq regarded disarmament of their weapons of mass destruction arsenal (as well as the WMD programs). To date, it certainly seems this had been accomplished some time ago.

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