Thursday, June 09, 2011
Terrific...we're warring in Yemen now
That's all we need, another war, this time in Yemen.
So how is the Obama doctrine on foreign military entanglements different from the Bush doctrine? For one thing, Bush invaded whatever country he thought was a state sponsor of terrorism, so long as they couldn't fight back(Iraq and Afghanistan). Otherwise we would have invaded Iran and Pakistan years ago.
On the other hand Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, seems happy to drop bombs on any country in the middle east whose regime is currently in disfavor over at the UN. Or conversely, drop bombs on rebel forces who threaten regimes currently in favor over at the UN.
Oil prices notwithstanding, do we have the right to attack rebel forces in Yemen in order to protect the sitting government from overthrow? Did they invite us to do that? Can we afford a fourth conflict in the middle east? How many wars is too many?