The democracy promoters’ dangerously distorted relationship with reality
In the preceding entry, “Should the U.S. employ military force against Kaddafi?”, Paul K. adds this comment:
Pro-global democracy liberals and neocons suffer from an alarming failure of the pessimistic imagination.LA replies:
And let us remember that Wolfowitz made this remark after a year during which various State Department bodies had predicted massive disorder in Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein’s government and presented various practical plans for dealing with it, based on their experience in dealing with societies suffering from natural disasters. The Defense Department shoved aside all these warnings and proposals. The pro-intervention people today, such as Lieberman, such as McCain, such as the neocons and Bushites, have learned nothing. They are more ideologically blinded than old-time Communists, who in fact had some relationship with reality. The democracy promoters have essentially none.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 10, 2011 09:26 PM | Send