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Friday, November 18, 2005
The benefits of hindsight
The LA Times, for a change, but the suggestion is no stranger to the British papers that lead anti-Iraq war opinion.
What’s interesting is that the assertion draws its force from the fact that it didn’t happen.
Imagine that Clinton had sent troops in and (a more athletic stretch of the imagination) they had been spectacularly successful in stopping the bloodshed. Would he have gone down in left-liberal opinion as:
(a) a great humanitarian who saved hundreds of thousands of lives
(b) a cynical imperialist who must have got wind of Rwanda’s previously unknown oil reserves?