ELIE WIESEL SUPPORTS THE WAR: Die-hard pacifist and concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel explains why he’s making an exception in his LA Times column yesterday, “Peace Isn’t Possible in Evil’s Face.”

But time always plays in dictators’ favor. Having managed to hide his biological weapons, Hussein’s goal is to be able to choose the time and the place for using them. Surely that is why he threw out the U.N. inspectors four years ago. If he now appears to offer episodic minor concessions, just as surely that is because American troops are massing at his borders.

Indeed. (Thanks to Jeff Jarvis for the link.)

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