October 8, 2003

RUTH WEDGWOOD WRITES:

If you can’t enjoy a good laugh, you shouldn’t serve as a diplomat at the United Nations. One source of amusement is Syria’s current membership on the U.N. Counter-Terrorism Committee.

There are, of course, widely circulated reports that Syria has offered safe haven and training camps to groups such as the Islamic Jihad, Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command.

Any succor to terror groups that seek out noncombatant civilians for mayhem and maiming for “political” purposes might seem to be inconsistent with the Counter-Terrorism Committee’s program. . . .

Yes, it might.

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