Check out my post on the Duke Democrats blog about the most recent round of budget negotiations:
I’ll even quote Douglas Fieth here, because I sympathize with his point–and he is by no means one of my personal heroes: “The kind of people who put bumper stickers on their car that declare that ‘War is not the answer,’ are they making a serious comment? What’s the answer to Pearl Harbor? What’s the answer to the Holocaust?”
Operating under the assumption that war is the answer to some questions — is it the answer to all of the questions we’ve been asking?
There seems to be an itch to use our military, even when it comes at an enormous cost relative to other possible conflict-resolution options, and when no clear, compelling reason to believe that, costs aside, using the military would lead to the best outcome in the situation.
The last 5 decades are riddled …. [Read More]