Excellent column on the unintended consequences of armed intervention, even with the best intentions. There is much irony in the author’s ability to use France under Napoleon as a historical example of the successes and failures of invasion to promote “universal” ideals.
A thoughtful piece that talks about the downsides of “opinion journalism”.
This story from MSNBC indicates that the White House passed up three opportunities to kill the man they’re currently blaming for a lot of the bombings happening in Iraq. I haven’t seen this story anywhere else. If it’s true, that’s very disturbing.