While I heard the arguments that the Iraq war caused Libya’s leader Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to renounce terrorism, I’m really hoping not that many people bought it. Do old dictators reform that easily? Has assassination fallen by the wayside as a means of continuing policy (or just grudges)? Sounds like it’s alive and well… (NY Times link, registration required)

Anyway, I seem to remember not too long ago we were once again debating the efficacy of assassination as a tool of our own foreign policy.