Monday, September 29, 2008
Expect more wars
Here is a link to my most recent column for Antiwar.com. Bouncing off the presidential debate on Friday, I predict that whoever is elected we can expect more wars and more aggressive intervention by the U.S. in the affairs of other countries. Both candidates expressed serene confidence in the mission of the U.S. to set the world right; they simply differed over which conflicts were priorities and what kinds of tactics to use. For someone who believes that the United states needs a new foreign policy -- something akin to the "humbler" policy George W. Bush claimed to espouse when he first ran for office -- this was a most dispiriting debate.