Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daniel Larison applauds Obama's 'neglect' of Tunisia

In Tunisia, a lesson in benign neglect
For most of the last decade, the United States actively promoted democracy in Arab countries, and the results from Iraq to Gaza have been largely ruinous for the nations involved. Now that the U.S. is "neglecting" the issue, the first Arab revolt against authoritarianism has prevailed. The U.S. and the region would both benefit from a great deal more benign neglect.
I've always found it baffling that Republicans are so eager to involve the US--at tremendous expense--into the affairs of every country with a squabble, despite decades of failure while simultaneously turning hundreds of millions of people against us.

Go read Daniel Larison.

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