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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Libya and the Missing Progressive Blogosphere

I have enough trouble keeping up with economic developments daily, and then trying to make sense of them myself and to others. I just don't have the time or the expertise to make sense of all the developments in the Middle East. So I've been ticked off at the progressive blogosphere for not doing a better job of talking about the various war efforts, and why we should support Obama when we didn't support Bush under similar circumstances. (Update: Just to be clear, I am wondering about and suggesting hypocrisy. Why is this different and if it's not, where's the outrage?)

I am not a "no wars ever under any circumstances" type, but for me the bar is very, very high. Killing people should always be a last resort, and even then I hesitate (you might guess I oppose capital punishment as well, and you'd be right). And, more importantly, the location of that bar should never, ever be decided by one person.

With that said, I think Obama is flat wrong on Libya.

    Posted by on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:43 AM in Economics, Iraq and Afghanistan | Permalink  Comments (100)


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