Wednesday, June 11, 2008

intervention RIP

Madeleine Albright laments the death of intervention in today's New York Times. It's an interesting read. Her basic argument is that Clinton's interventions in Haiti and Bosnia couldn't happen in today's climate, because of Iraq and the resulting ascendance of the sovereignty doctrine.

The article ends with an ambiguous appeal to hear the cry of the people of Burma. But is Albright proposing intervention in Burma? Her piece doesn't really offer a solution to today's internal humanitarian and political quandaries, only a lament for the common sense under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton that was lost during the current administration.

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