• The developing countries have few funds for fighting this, let alone epidemics such as AIDS. Ultimately, the treaty's impact will be measured not by money or compliance but by the mortality statistics.

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  • The Congress should not encourage, let alone facilitate, such efforts by holding open the Patriot Act for further revision and adulteration.

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  • Those familiar with the workings of the executive branch appreciate that no decision of any consequence -- let alone one of such intense interest to the Congress -- is taken without considering the nature and timing of its presentation on Capitol Hill.

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  • While the factual basis for much of his statement has been known for years, until now, no prominent official of the U.S. government has been willing publicly to address - let alone criticize - such behavior and its ominous implications for the conservative movement, the Republican Party and the nation.

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  • Mr. Olmert needs to know that Americans will not support, let alone finance, such an action that would threaten the future survival of both Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, endanger the effort to consolidate the liberation of Iraq and create a new safe-haven from which Islamofascist terrorists will be able to plot and launch attacks against the United States.


  • The mere prospect of such an exclusion, let alone its implementation, may well compel such companies to forego any future transactions in the country in question, rather than lose access to so important (both symbolically and financially) a U.S. customer.

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  • The subordination of U.S. freedom of action, let alone national security, to such a world citizenry is a formula for disaster.


  • But the resolution does not authorise force, let alone give America carte blanche for such actions.

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  • The airing of such views, let alone by senior members of the religious establishment, would once have provoked conservative rage.

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  • Given the UN track record of corruption and hostility to America and its allies, it would be reckless to endorse such arrangements, let alone subject ourselves to them.

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  • Unfortunately, engaging in such analysis, let alone acting on it, was powerfully discouraged in January 2008 when Coughlin was dismissed from the Joint Staff after he ran afoul of a Muslim Brother then working for Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England.

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  • In short, utilization of institutions like Moscow Narodny and even more so IMB as trustees or agents for the Eximbank loans would appreciably reduce the confidence the United States government could have that funds ostensibly earmarked for repayment of U.S. loans would actually be retained by such institutions — let alone accessible if the loans have to be called.

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  • It is far from certain that Mr Mugabe will ever accept such a document, let alone stick to its conditions.

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  • It is hard to imagine King Abdullah holding his own against such seasoned politicians, let alone wringing concessions from them.

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  • Lord Irvine says that the Scottish Parliament has no legal right to hold such a referendum, let alone to secede on the strength of one.

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  • In fact, over the years, for all the incidents of intimidation and violence, hardly any Miami Cubans have been convicted of such political crimes—let alone of ones in Havana.


  • But at the end of the 20th century — let alone from a senior American official — such contemptuous indifference to the 200-year old struggle for freedom and democracy is utterly inappropriate.

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  • ConocoPhillips has shown little willingness, or ability, to take on the complicated work of forging political connections required to make such deals work, let alone putting up its share of capital to get the next phase going.

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  • It is out of the question that the Indian government would ever have attempted such a stunt — let alone pulled it off — without instigating a major national revolt, especially by Indian women whose sense of femininity is inseparable from this six yards of rectangular cloth.

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  • Only a small fraction of these 1.5 billion Muslims will have heard of, let alone subscribe to, the ideas of theorists such as Qutb.

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  • But at the end of the 20th century -- let alone from a senior American official -- such contemptuous indifference to the 200-year old struggle for freedom and democracy is utterly inappropriate.

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  • Such fibres are hard to manipulate, let alone wire into an electrical circuit.

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  • Cancer can be ruled out immediately, since there is no way it could even begin to develop in such a short period of time, let alone kill anyone.

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  • America's biggest problem is that its politicians have yet to acknowledge that the economy is in for such a long, slow haul, let alone prepare for the consequences.

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  • Such standards are hard to keep, let alone spread.

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  • Rather, to point out that large areas, almost all in fact (except Ricardo and some of the odder implications of Keynesianism which I and many others are not sure make sense at all, let alone the common sort) of economics is based on such logical concepts that can be derived from simple if thorough contemplation of the world around us.

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  • It is far from clear whether Mr Reid can muster the 60-vote supermajority he needs simply to bring such a bill to the Senate floor, let alone to pass it.

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  • Neither Russia nor the West wants a new government in Syria to export jihadist zealotry to its neighbours such as Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, let alone to Palestinians under Israeli occupation or in Gaza.

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  • Such strains would have tested any country, let alone a small one with a violent history, a population made up of 18 jealous religious minorities and a weak central state built on power-sharing between them.

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