the containment of ussr worked
because of gorbachevs willingness to work it.
the containment of iraq has failed because of hussein reluctance to work it.
the iraqi sanctions arent working. we were foolish enough
to presume saddam wouldnt stand by and watch his people suffer. we believed he would changed. but as his people fell off like flies, saddams greatest interest lied in renewing his palace collection.
the man isnt bothered at all by "containment",
rather, he finds it a benefit to his "im the victim" defense.