Bainbridge’s foreign policy predictionAugust 22, 2011 # 3:06 pm # Armed Conflict, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, International Law, International Organizations # One Comment
Russell Kirk once asked:
Are we to saturation-bomb most of Africa and Asia into righteousness, freedom, and democracy? And, having accomplished that, however would we ensure persons yet more unrighteous might not rise up instead of the ogres we had swept away?
With that in mind, and while in now way denigrating the courage of the rebels in Libya, I offer the following prediction: Within the next ten years, the USA will find itself in a de facto cold war with at least two of the new governments we’ve gone to war to install in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. They’ll be allied with Iran, Venezuela, and probably China in an avowedly anti-USA league and all those trillions of tax dollars and thousands of lives will have been wasted on wars of choice that were chosen poorly.
I worry that Steve may indeed be correct in his prediction.