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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Pro-War Pacifist

With the death of Osama Bin Laden, we may be tempted to forget that it was revulsion against the Iraq war more than anything else that propelled Obama to the White House.  Even still, liberal talking-heads decry the GWOT as misbegotten bullying, unilateralist arrogance, and at bottom, war-mongering.  But what was multi-lateral about Bin Laden's killing?  While it is comforting to see that the swords haven't all been turned to plowshares prematurely, it cuts no ice with Estase to say that the Libya mess is a good war just because the French like it.  Not to beat a dead horse, but where is the exit strategy that was so vital in every discussion of Iraq?

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