February 27, 2003
The demonstrations are thereby making war more — not less — likely.
All this should be no great surprise, considering the ignominious history of peace protests over the last century. The record is fairly clear: When the demands of protesters have been met, more bloodshed has resulted; when strong leaders have resisted the lure of appeasement, peace has usually broken out.
If you want peace too much, or too visibly, prepare for war.