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Particularly with normative treaties, however, State A may engage in uncommendable behavior but without necessarily causing damage or frustrating anyone's expectations.(75) Thus, to accelerate the production of soon-to-be-prohibited weaponry is not, necessarily, commendable behavior, but unless the weapons are actually used it cannot be said to cause any damage.
As Twain tells us, "An injurious lie is an uncommendable thing; and so, also, in the same degree is an injurious truth - a fact which is recognized by the law of libel."(53)