Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 11, 2003
WAR: Fear of Inspectors

Agree or disagree with the Administration's tack in Iraq, but one result is clear: this report from North Korea indicates that admitting UN inspectors is now seen by unstable dictators as a path to war rather than an alternative.

How ironic. But just as well. Inspectors will still be useful for what they were originally intended for: verifying the compliance of cooperative states like Ukraine or South Africa (and even there, all they can do is say, "we saw them do what they said they did," not "they've got nothing left"). They're like auditors, and Lord knows we've been reminded that auditors are only as good as what their clients are willing to show them. Neither one should ever have been confused with investigators.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:52 PM | War 2002-03 | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)
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