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"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 :::

Gateway Pundit: 3 Weeks- 3 Countries Protest US Congress

Congress is obviously wrong on Iraq. I would actually like the idea of dividing Iraq myself, and backed it four years ago, but one thing changed my mind: the Iraqi people don't want to divide Iraq. It's not just the Shiites wanting to oppress the Sunni and Kurds - all regions supported the unified constitution.

I've recently been discussing the Armenian thing with my girlfriend, with a brief mention of the Chinese thing mixed in. I can't fully explain my reactions, but in spite of the downside of China's withdrawal from the North Korean talks - which the administration (incorrectly) thought were going well - my reaction is to tell them to pound sand.

The Armenian resolution, though, seems to have a different cost-benefit balance. Pissing off the Turks during the same week that we're trying to talk them out of invading Iraq (which they have a good reason for wanting to do) for the honorable cause of issuing an official, non-binding, worthless, piece-of-crap resolution regarding something that happened 90 years ago strikes me as infelicitous timing.

Tibet, meanwhile, is currently in the grips of the Chi-Coms. On the downside, I've been told that they're the only ones who can keep North Korea under control. But I guess I'm not convinced that they have all that much of this vaunted "control", and I'm not convinced the North Koreans will be a much bigger problem than they have been. I could be convinced to change my mind on this, but I'm actually siding with Congress on this one, for now.

::: posted by Steven at 11:03 PM

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