Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Myanmar and the death of Responsibility To Protect (update 8: "do something"!)

Today's outraged Japan Times editorial says,

"The only question now is whether friends of the long-suffering people of Myanmar are prepared to do something to end their misery or sit back and let the junta continue its abusive reign."

Which to me, is precisely the point. The interventionist crowd wants us to "do something." But what should we do? That part hasn't really been fleshed out. It's always easier to say we should "do something" than do nothing, but if the "something" involves a military invasion to overthrow the regime, I'd like the editorial to say so. Then we could have a more honest conversation.

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