Sunday, April 29, 2012

Truest statement of the week II

Supporters of these foreign interventions should not be allowed to get away with saying that "they got rid of Saddam and the Taliban, so how can any decent person oppose them?". But apologists have to explain why regime change was followed by bloody conflicts, almost immediately in Iraq, and after five years in Afghanistan.

-- Patrick Cockburn, "Christopher Hitchens made a cogent case for war -- but he was still wrong" (Independent of London).
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