Containment was the policy which sustained peace throughout the Cold War and which ultimately lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Granted, Gorbachev was the Soviet leader at the time.
However, I believe Illuminara and I were discussing, not particular individual leaders, but issues of policy. My point was that the policy of Containment worked against the Soviet Union and has worked for 12 years against Iraq and was succeeding. Illuminara (if I understand her correctly) thinks that an aggressive, unilateral campaign against Iraq is a better policy.