Vladimir Putin criticized the U.S. attacks more forcefully than before. He stated that
If we allow international law to be replaced by the law of the fist, under which the strong is always right and is unlimited in the choice of means to achieve his goals, then one of the basic principles of international law, the principle of the inviolability of the sovereignty of states, will be put into question
Sometimes you need a fist – it's the only language some people understand. Putin's problem is that he didn't want the U.N. to be that fist. I wonder what he thinks of the scuds fired recently that Iraq wasn't supposed to have.