They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Monday, October 03, 2005

Bush Mulls Syrian Third Front

FMNN: Things may be heating up a bit on the American foreign-policy front. According to wire reports, President Bush and his advisors are considering taking a different angle toward Syria. The administration's national security team was due to meet Saturday to review policy and consider tougher economic sanctions and even limited military action.

All this is in the shadow of a United Nations investigation by German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, that could show Syrian agencies had a hand in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Mehlis has used debriefings of defectors from Syrian President Basgar Assad's regime to build his case.

The pressure on Assad from this front has perhaps also strengthened pressure from other nations, creating an international consensus to isolate Syria. Bush advisors believe their strategy will not meet a great deal of resistance worldwide, even if it comes to military intervention. Link