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Date: May 16, 2012
Time: 05:48 AM
The precautionary pcrliipne also needs to be respected.Successful humanitarian interventions also stimulate an appetite for inhumane interventions.Think of how many folks the Vietnam Syndrome saved between 1975 and 1991, when Saddam re-awakened the dragon.And let us not forget that between 1975 and 1991 the Soviet Union collapsed without the help of a single American boot on the ground.And on the subject of the collapse of the Soviet Union, Jimmy Carter, whom Mark referred to quite sniffily, doesn't get sufficient credit for the collapse of the Soviet Union. Let us not forget that Carter's insistence on some concessions of civil rights in the Soviet Union enabled the rise of the anti-communist dissident movement in the Soviet Union. The later persecution of that movement stirred wider groups into action.There is a lesson in that to be learned about how to defeat tyrannies.