Monday, April 18, 2016

Humanitarian Intervention

Our Very Serious Foreign Policy Community only pretends to care about people when it provides an excuse to blow people up. There's a bit of a contradiction there, which should be obvious yet usually manages to escape notice.
Hundreds of refugees are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boats capsized on the way to Europe, a Somali ambassador has said.

Maybe we could take in a few more refugees?

It's not the same thing, of course, but it reminds me of how so many pundits suddenly started to pretend to care about poor Chicago schoolkids when the teachers were threatening to strike. They might lose a couple of days of school! The teachers obviously don't care about their students! Rahmbo closing a bunch of neighborhood schools in minority communities didn't really bother them.