How To Make The Victory Stick

The axis of evil appeared ready to sue for peace last week. Saddam was still having "Is it live or is it Memorex?" moments, but his government was gone from Iraq. North Korea suddenly agreed to the American demand for multilateral talks about ending its nuclear-weapons program (even though Pyongyang promptly announced the program was proceeding). Even proud Iran was making conciliatory noises. The newspapers in Tehran were hot with argument over a proposed public referendum on whether to re-establish diplomatic relations with the Great Satan. The idea was floated by former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the cleverest politician in the...

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