Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Carrot Needed To Get The Stick

Bush signs law on terror suspects - 17 Oct 2006 at 10:03am - WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday signed legislation authorizing tough interrogation of terror suspects and smoothing the way for trials before military commissions, calling it a "vital tool" in a time of war.

Rice urging others to enforce U.N. curbs - 17 Oct 2006 at 9:13am - WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is launching an uncertain diplomatic drive to persuade Asian allies and Russia to intensify North Korea's isolation by enforcing U.N. curbs on trade in dangerous goods.
If you make provisions in a resolution whereby signators are exempt from enforcing the resolution, as an inducement for them to sign--don't be surprised if the parties you judged to require such inducement aren't especially eager to enforce.

N. Korea warns of war over sanctions - 17 Oct 2006 at 9:11am - The U.N. sanctions against North Korea for its nuclear test are a declaration of war, and the country will "deal merciless blows" if the nation's sovereignty is violated, the North's central government said Tuesday in its first response to the U.N. measures.

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