Monday, November 25, 2002
Imperative Liberal Morals: The funny part about war "protests" is that those protesting are the ones who will never end up going to war (i.e. women, AARP beneficiaries, and mop-haired young lads who will be on first train to Canada when the bombing begins). I'm not sure what this says, but it says plenty. Serbia only got the attention it did because the Europeans found this mess in their backyard, and couldn't easily ignore it as they are wont to do. Secondly, there was no history with Serbia like there is with Iraq. Desert Storm was our last "war", as opposed to Serbia which was more akin to "policing activities." Even though we kicked ass, and only the bad guys were getting killed, most people envision this time being somehow different with a loss of life on the Vietnam scale. I think that has more to do with the protests than any "moral imperative."