It’s really tough to argue with this quote from Jonah Goldberg.
Liberals used to be the ones who argued that sending U.S. troops abroad was a small price to pay to stop genocide; now they argue that genocide is a small price to pay to bring U.S. troops home.
There’s no doubt that he is factually correct. The question before all of us as we enter another Presidential campaign, is why this is so. Why did the bulk of the Democratic party turn away from seeing the use of military might to stop a genocide as a worthy use of our strength? How did it happen in barely a decade?
I honestly don’t have a good answer. I suspect that much of the party has given itself over to the selfish pursuit of political power but that line of thinking leads to the inevitable conclusion that about half of this country is so abidingly selfish and callous that it can not be moved, even by the cries of butchered millions. I don’t want to think that about half my country but where else does their behavior lead?