There is a good on-line discussion on Martin Mudd’s WSO blog about current atrocities in Sudan. As always, Aidan has the best line.

This is for all the self-styled liberals out there: you can’t have it both ways. You can’t lament abuses, wish the US could “go in there and do something” without being committed to a much large military, to a unilateral foreign policy, to, frankly, imperialism. You can’t demand action and yet abhor it.

Aidan also makes excellent use of Kipling’s classic poem “The White Man’s Burden.”

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