March 13, 2003
Voice of Reason, Part Deux
In typical, Clinton-esque fashion, Bubba suggests a third way, that straddles the need to disarm Iraq and the desire to avoid a pre-emptive and divisive war, following the guidelines set down by the British. When G.W. Bush says he's a uniter, not a divider, he should take some lessons from the master first...
The Voice of Reason
Our 39th President tries to talk some sense to our 43rd in this NY Times Op-Ed piece. Of course, Mr. Carter only hints at, what I think, is the most compelling reason why the Bush doctrine of pre-emption is a bad idea: Invading a sovereign nation without direct provokation is a war crime. What's to stop India from preemptively dropping a nuke because they're afraid of Pakistan? What's to stop North Korea from preemptively dropping a nuke (because they almost have one) on the United States for fear of being next on the "Axis of Evil" hit list?