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Thursday, March 27, 2003

DISSENT: Antiwar and Postwar, Too? You Bet  
As realist critics John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt wrote in the journal Foreign Policy in January, "Both logic and historical evidence suggest a policy of vigilant containment would work, both now and in the event Iraq acquires a nuclear arsenal. Why? Because the United States and its regional allies are far stronger than Iraq. And because it does not take a genius to figure out what would happen if Iraq tried to use weapons of mass destruction to blackmail its neighbors, expand its territory, or attack another state directly."