December 5, 2009

ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE ONLY PERIODICALLY ISOLATIONIST...:

The Principle of the Thing: How America's commitment to democratic values is waning in the age of Obama.
(James P. Rubin, 12/05/09, NEWSWEEK)

America has both an indispensable role in protecting the world from Al Qaeda and a noble purpose that should be stated aloud: to defeat the Islamist extremists whose barbarism has done such damage to innocent Afghans and Pakistanis alike. Preventing the return to power of a Taliban regime that terrorized its own people and allowed Osama bin Laden to orchestrate the 9/11 attacks on America is a mission of which our troops and our country can be proud.

Obama's omission of the moral dimension reflects a larger trend. Over the past year, as the main contours of the new administration's foreign policy have been established, the principles of democratic values have been too often set aside.


...is because Realism is so morally repugnant when put in effect.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 5, 2009 9:05 PM
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