I wrote a couple of posts ago about the Mongo theory of super-escalation, and how in the long run it reduces violence by engendering respect. Alvero Uribe gets it, uses it, and proves the point. Maybe I should start calling it the Uribe principle of super-escalation.
I gotta stop lauding Uribe in my posts; people are gonna start thinking I got a man-crush on him. It's just rare and refreshing to find un politico con cojones, is all.