I concur with Gene Allen’s

I concur with Gene Allen’s excellent analysis of why the current three-member coalition against Iraq is ideal. I also perceive another advantage to proceeding with that limited coalition — to show our enemies that we are willing to go it more or less “alone.” The only real defense that our enemies in the Middle East have against our power is the ability to hide behind “world opinion” to the extent that we are willing to be restrained by it. If our actions with respect to Iraq show that we are not willing to be so restrained, they are more likely to convince countries like Iran and Syria to become part of the solution to anti-American terrorism instead of remaining part of the problem.