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‘The argument of force’

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The Prime Minister considers the lesson of Libya.

And in a continuation of the prime minister’s recent calls for a more robust role for the Canadian military, Harper said the Libyan dictator would still be in power and persecuting his people if action hadn’t been taken by Canada and its allies.

“Which gives some proof to the old saying: ‘A handful of soldiers is better than a mouthful of arguments,'” he said. “For the Gadhafis of this world pay no attention to the force of argument. The only thing they get is the argument of force.”