And very likely sooner than we would hope, think, and/or certainly want. Jim Geraghty:
We want the world to solve its own problems for a while. The problem is that all this — invasions, wholesale slaughter, ethnic cleansing, missile tests, naval provocations, and raw brutality — is how the world beyond our borders solves its own problems.
‘This’ being, among other things, this (content warning after the fold):
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 5, 2014
PS: We were able to stay out of this sh*t in the long term for half of our country’s history, but that ended with the Spanish-American War. We are never going back to that state of detachment from the planet. Never. And every time we try we just end up getting dragged back in.