"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse." --John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Friday, March 12, 2004

Shooting French in a Barrel

A reader contributes this, Charles Krauthammer's take on editorialist Jean-Marie Colombani's op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal:
"The problem was not so much the war itself, but the fact that it was launched without U.N. approval," Colombani explains. Rubbish. The Kosovo war was launched without U.N. approval and France joined it. Only two wars have ever been launched with U.N. approval: the Korean War (an accident of the Soviets having walked out of the Security Council on another matter) and the Persian Gulf War. It is touching to hear such legalistic objections to deposing a man who has killed more Muslims than any person on Earth--particularly when the objection is offered from a pose of superior international morality from a country whose commandos once blew up a Greenpeace ship monitoring French nuclear tests in the South Pacific.