Liberal Dogma 101: the enforcement of the law is partly to blame for criminal behavior. It’s never the criminal’s fault.
“Iran Nuclear: Sanctions Are Not the Answer Says Italian PM,” from AKI:
Rome, 6 July (AKI) – Sanctions are part of the problem and not the answer in the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme, Italian prime minister Romano Prodi on Friday told the online edition of the Hebrew language Israeli newspaper Maariv, Nrg-Maariv. “There is a problem with the attitude towards Iran,” Prodi said. “The current strategy is leading us nowhere. Iran is continuing on its path, building up centrifuges every month while time goes by.”
Liberal Dogma 102: if the punishment doesn’t stop the criminal behavior, you must stop punishing the criminal instead of enforcing a stronger punishment.
The premier said Iran should not restrict UN inspections on its nuclear installations, which Tehran claims are solely for civilian use but stressed that “non-dialogue has a price and the international community will pay the price.”
Liberal Dogma 103: talk to the criminal and understand him. If you keep on punishing him, his behavior will only get worse. In short, appease.
Italy is Iran’s main trading partner in Europe and commercial relations between the two countries were reportedly worth five billion euros in 2005.
Always keep your eye on the money.
Crossposted from The American Israeli Patriot.