Friday, October 18, 2002

Here's a painfully pragmatic anti-war-with-Iraq opinion by blogger Jim Henley. (Thanks to my friend Damien Smith in London for pointing it out. I wish Damien would get his indiawest blog going again.) Henley believes that a war against the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction (the major ostensible Bush-Blair objective) is doomed to fail. His essentially libertarian argument is that the US should let other sovereign nations build or aquire whatever weapons they like, with the understanding that if any attempt were ever made to actually use those weapons against the US or its interests the response would be immediate, massive & final. He's describing a world far more dangerous than we've ever known, but how, truly, can we avoid this coming to pass?

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