10 October 2009

Peace prize, anyone?

I don't have much to say right now, and what little I do have to say has been said for me by Notes from a Common-place Book: That is what I am saying:
Recognizing Kosovo was madness, and Georgia paid the price for it. Trashing international law and ignoring state sovereignty when it suited us paved the way for other major powers to do the same to their weaker neighbors. The aggressive and confrontational foreign policy of at least the last ten years, including both Clinton and Bush administrations, brought about this state of affairs, and it will probably take decades to undo the damage that “humanitarian” and “well-intentioned” hawks have done to the international order.


john said...

You might have a look at this article from The Guardian by Howard Zinn: "The Nobel peace committee should retire, and turn over its huge funds to some international peace organization which is not awed by stardom and rhetoric, and which has some understanding of history." Spot on!

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