A good companion read to Gary Kamiya’s excellent cri de couer in today’s Salon:
Tony Judt, in the New York Review, writes of the current low ebb of the United States’ moral standing in the world and sees, as he puts it in his conclusion, a “bad moon rising.” It is a tough analysis to read, and a hard one to argue with. (Link via Rafe Colburn.)
This bit is beyond maddening:
|In March 2005 the US National Defense Strategy openly stated that “our strength as a nation state will continue to be challenged by those who employ a strategy of the weak using international fora, judicial processes, and terrorism.”|
At first I simply could not believe that the official document of our nation’s military strategy would lump “judicial processes” and “international fora” in with “terrorism”, sneering at them all as equally contemptible “strategies of the weak.” But here it is.
Looks like we’re in for nasty weather, indeed.