Thursday, November 21, 2002

More Havel: The Czech President also takes on, by implication, the Iraq situation. (Again, bear in mind that we're talking about Europeans, after all.) This excerpt, regarding the Bush Doctrine, is particularly strong:
I have usually leaned toward the opinion that evil should be combated rather in its germinal stages than in its expanded forms, and also toward the belief that human life, human freedom and human dignity represent higher values than State sovereignty. This leaning, perhaps, gives me the right to raise this serious and complex issue.
From here he waffles a bit, but he is brave enough to bring up Munich as a lost opportunity to smother evil in its crib. Was that a message to Gerhard Schroeder, who has been more French than the French on Iraq?

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