Making the case for war should always be the last resort. An intervention should only be motivated by our duty to save lives.
The world is now interconnected by global social media and corporate media outlets. An atrocity cannot happen that we will not hear about.
The question is do we just stand by and allow it to happen?
For many on the left, post-Iraq War foreign policy is one afraid to answer that question. Humanitarian intervention, even in the case of human atrocity, is ‘bad’ because any Western intervention creates only more chaos and instability.
The solution must merely be a political one, longer and driven by discussion.
Yes, we must search political solutions where they exist. But the left have forged a supposedly leftist position in which one is ‘anti-war’ to the extent of apologising for fascists, tyrants and terrorists – and ideologically opposing any intervention, even when…
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