QotD, The Antiwar Movement Getting What They Wanted, Good And Hard edition.

I am not in complete agreement with Jim Geraghty over the foreign policy intentions of this President – I think that Barack Obama is black-boxing his natsec responses to match what he thinks Bush would do, and that means that Barack Obama will probably try to intervene in Syria* – but I can recognize the power of this attitude (without sharing it**):

Hey, my Turkish friends so upset by a bloody civil war across the border and a flood of refugees, remember “Valley of the Wolves: Iraq”? Remember when that film suggested that Jewish U.S. army doctors in Iraq were harvesting organs from Iraqi civilians to be sold in Israeli, and that U.S. soldiers use Iraqi children as human shields? Yeah, remember that? Well, go solve your #*%&^ border problems yourself.

“Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind” is a saying for a reason.

Moe Lane

*The problem, of course, is that Barack Obama will do it in a slapdash fashion, as is his wont to do.

**Being the Good Guys sucks sometimes.  The price of being exceptional is to be, well, exceptional.


  • acat says:

    Without quoting a whole long discussion from another forum about “who will inherit Pax Americana”, this post and the ones like it around Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq .. going back to Bush 1.0 .. has me wondering whether we should consider … backing off a little.
    Not a “Ron Paul esque ‘bring the troops home'” thing, but .. sometimes *not* intervening is the right answer. We (specifically the Left) don’t seem to get this.

  • Finrod says:

    I can’t say that I disagree with Geraghty regarding Valley of the Wolves: Iraq. This was the first I’ve heard of it, and my reaction is pretty much the same as his.

  • Catseyes says:

    The whole intervention in Egypt is really playing out well too.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the population of Egypt is half what it is today, when a country has to import 50% of it’s caloric intake a year your headed for a bad ending at some point.

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