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Friday, October 21, 2005

"Syria Must Be Held Accountable"

Putting ideological debates aside as to whether or not our nation should police the globe, what right does the White House have to make demands of the international community. Have they not yet realized giving the world the proverbial middle finger does in fact have it's consequences?

The international community must find a way to hold Syrian authorities accountable for the death of a leading Lebanese reformer, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday. Rice said she was deeply troubled by a U.N. report implicating Syria in the killing last February of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Rice spoke to reporters after the release of a report by U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis that established a clear link between Syrian officials and their Lebanese allies in Hariri's murder. She declined to discuss next steps, beyond saying that some kind of international mechanism must be established to ensure that Syria is held accountable.

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