August 29, 2013
Can Obama Make Case for an Attack on Syria?
Michael Hirsh, The Atlantic
It was perhaps the greatest "Perry Mason moment" in the history of the UN Security Council. When U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson challenged his Soviet counterpart, Valerian Zorin, to admit that the U.S.S.R had installed offensive missiles in Cuba in 1962, Zorin replied, "I am not in an American courtroom." Stevenson swiftly retorted: "'You are in the courtroom of world opinion right now, and you can answer yes or no."
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