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A Dangerous Precedent

The moral and political cost of Libya's rehabilitation.

12:00 AM, Sep 10, 2008 • By DAVID SCHENKER
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By equating those killed in the U.S. counterstrike on Libya with American victims of Libyan terror the administration has inadvertently muddled a principled position on terrorism that differentiates between terrorist and counterterrorist operations. It is a message that will not be lost on Washington's enemies.

David Schenker is director of the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute.