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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, November 10, 2006

Memo to the winners: No easy fixes for Iraq, Iran, N. Korea

"It‘s always tempting to believe extremely complex problems could be solved with sufficient resolve and bold action. Alexander the Great — ironically a traditional hero of Islam [the name Iskander abounds] as well as in the Graeco-Roman West — mythologically accomplished just that. When confronted with prophecy whoever untied a difficult knot would rule Asia, Alexander simply took out his sword and slashed it, going on to victory after victory to establish the greatest empire the world had ever known. In legend the brave and the beautiful, armed with Danton's “toujours d'audace” — always daring — go on to victory. But in the real world, it is well to remember Alexander’s empire lasted only his short lifetime." Read more of Sol Sanders at World Tribune.


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