Demonstrations over the weekend show the left's dedication to preserving murderous, dictatorial regimes--no matter what the cost.
11:00 PM, Feb 16, 2003 • By FRED BARNES
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(4) Give the inspectors more time. This was a common cry at Saturday's antiwar demonstrations. But of course those cries were entirely disingenuous. By definition, the "stop the war" protesters don't want war, no matter what the United Nations inspectors in Iraq happen upon. The demonstrators are playing Saddam's delaying game: Let the inspections continue until support in the United States for military action in Iraq dissolves and war is averted. Then Saddam survives. The inspections ploy is further proof the left has given up wars of national liberation against oppressive dictators and is now in the business of saving oppressive dictators from wars of national liberation.
Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.
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