Oct 14, 2011

R2P vs. regime change

I think one of the things that drives people into the arms of the likes of Daniel Larison is this kind of thing, illustrated by Eric Martin:
Consistent with this euphemistic trend, the "responsibility to protect" (R2P) doctrine is being invoked by proponents of military action in Syria when, in essence, most are calling for regime change - a policy that, again, exponentially raises the stakes in terms of costs, risks and difficulty in managing the aftermath.
If people like Anne-Marie Slaughter could get divested of the Lieberman caucus, I'd take them a lot more seriously.

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