The Syria Problem

(Washington Times) Editorial - Syria's support of terrorism against Israel is just part of the problem. Along with its ally, Iran, Damascus has played an integral role in supporting the terrorist insurgency in Iraq, and it has provided safe haven for Abu Musab Zarqawi. In Assad's hands, Syria's stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons and its ballistic-missile capability already force any potential foe to think twice about retaliating for any act of state-sponsored terror. And this Syrian deterrent capability could be growing. Unless Assad is credibly made to fear that he could meet the same fate as Saddam Hussein, Damascus' conduct won't change at all.

2004-09-09 00:00:00

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