Is It Time To Intervene In Burma?
Anne Applebaum asks the question in Slate, but the answer to that question for people who opposed the invasion in Iraq will pose another interesting question: If Burma, why not Iraq?
It’s the same question that can be asked of people who oppose the mission in Iraq but support intervention in Darfur. If the humanitarian crises in Burma and Darfur are so bad as to warrant American intervention, how can you argue that the situation in Iraq wasn’t bad enough to justify intervention?
I don’t think it’s an argument an honest observer of world events can make.