“Welcome to the 2nd decade in a row of humanitarian war.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBOlNxTTcBs#t=08m42s During the Bush administration, Democrats often boasted that — unlike the president and his aides, who were consumed by millenarian dreams of remaking the Middle East in the image of American democracy — they were part of the...

On Libya, Liberal Interventionism, and Progressive Misogyny

Ok, I’m no fan of intervention, humanitarian or otherwise.  So, let me state for the record that I’m unequivocally opposed to military operations in Libya, regardless of how much fuzzy, feel-good moralistic liberal internationalist gloss the usual suspects try to apply to their latest...

US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending government revenues on U.S. citizens here at home...

Quote Of The Day: Excuses And Consolations

Buried with the motives and causes of our humanitarian wars, lies an elaborate system of excuses and consolations. We give ourselves the right to conduct wars of choice, with destructive effects on others out of all proportion to the risk to ourselves, because we know we are not the sort of people who enjoy...

Paving The Road To Hell (UPDATED)

The road taken by apostate Socialist (and current French Foreign Minister) Bernard Kouchner is filled with many forks, bumps and u-turns. The controversial co-founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres has worn many hats over the years since his flawed-but-sincere embrace of liberal interventionism, a move that...