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Thursday, April 17, 2003

Among some warbloggers there has been a theme of how President Bush is supposedly astonishingly brilliant in the diplomatic maneuvering that led up to the Iraq war. Now I've been overall a fan of the work that the Bush administration has done with respect to the War on Terror since September 11, 2001, but I'm more of the opinion that its been a combination of good work, improvisation, and some amazingly stupid moves on the part of France ( as even they seem to be recognizing), Germany and Russia. However, I'm actually starting to buy into the theme when I read of the resistance of the Axis of Weasels to removing the UN sanctions on Iraq immediately. The call by President Bush for an immediate end to the sanctions was one of those "win-win" moves that is far more subtle than it first appears. France, Germany and Russia are now making even more plain the complete immorality of their position on Iraq, by showing their desire to continue the punishment of Iraq for the purpose ( real or merely impugned ) of desiring to continue to oppose the United States.