Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Robust [follow up]

Follow up on this previous post of mine.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged the peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon yesterday to act on what she termed “a very robust” mandate approved by the United Nations that grants international troops authority to challenge anyone who attempts to block their mission, and to use force if necessary.

“The language says that anything and anyone who keeps them from fulfilling their responsibilities is to be challenged on that, and they even have the right to use force if they need to,” Ms. Rice said. “That mandate was written in a very robust fashion.”

She acknowledged, however, that “it’s always a matter of how it’s interpreted.”


Condi, less bust, as in
bust2  /bʌst/
–verb (used without object) 1. Informal. a. to burst.
b. to go bankrupt.
c. to collapse from the strain of making a supreme effort

and more ro - as in rough 'em up.

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