Shin Bet chief a shrill Bush-hater

Yuval Diskin, chief of the Shin Bet:
“When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos. I’m not sure we won’t miss Saddam.”

It’s scary that Bush Derangement Syndrome, long thought confined to Democrats, has spread to Israeli security officials. After all, opposition to the War in Iraq is always a product of BDS, right? But here’s what Yuval Diskin of the Shin Bet thinks:

“When you dismantle a system in which there is a despot who controls his people by force, you have chaos,” he said.

“I’m not sure we won’t miss Saddam.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com

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