Friday, October 13, 2006

Quote of the Day: Joel Garver on American Imperialism

Over at Adversaria we've been having a lively little discussion about whether the US and UK should remain committed to the Iraq venture.

Joel Garver left this little gem:

I suppose one way the US might have prosecuted the war that would have made it easier on Iraqi Christians would have been to use sufficient force to fully occupy Iraq, turning it into a literal colony under US-administered martial law, liberal democracy be damned. After all, if one is going to play the imperial game, one might as well do it “right.” Make of that what you will.

What a great idea!

Until I hear a more realistic political alternative than democratizing the Middle East (the neocon strategy) coming from the critics, I'm just not going to take their criticisms seriously. Period.

Good night, and God bless America. ;-)

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