So the U.S. is blundering into more war in Afghanistan -- and apparently our generals intend to push into Pakistan without Pakistani permission. We used to call that sort of thing aggression -- but only when it was done by somebody else.
Meanwhile there are a few faint smidgens of sanity on the horizon. Some of our better Congresscritters are asking questions:
These are outliers from the usual chorus of pugnacious Democratic posturers proving their imperial chops, but any movement against more war needs these to come out first, and they are beginning to.
And some interesting ideas are bubbling up. Donald Cohen of the Center on Policy Initiatives suggests we commit to paying for our wars as they are undertaken. How novel!
Good idea. How about extending it to cover the establishment and maintenance of bases outside our borders as well? That would hamper imperial overstretch considerably.
Actually, lots of good ideas about how to push back against Obama's "Af-pak" adventure are out there. See the April 27 Nation for 10 useful suggestions.