Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

The Pressure Mounts on Syria

This article outlines the demands by the Bush Adminstration that Syria turn over weapons of mass destruction, high Iraqi officials, or else. Or else, seems to mean regime change for Syria.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice seem to have embraced the energetic executive as outlined in Locke’s idea of the prerogative (Chapter 14, Second Treatise of Government) and Federalist #70’s idea of energy and dispatch.

As the Bard wrote in "The Tragedy of MacBeth", ’If it were done, when ’tis done, then ’twere well, It were done quickly.’

It appears Assad will be given a choice but not much time.

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