Tuesday, September 20, 2005

If Not Diplomacy, Then What?

Yglesias is the only one beating this drum with any consistency, but it's an important drum to beat. The conservative foreign policy weenies when confronted by a state they don't like or state actions they disapprove of only have one answer - regime change. The first question is, of course, how do they plan to achieve that? The second question is, then what? It's as if the entire conservative foreign policy establishment has been replaced by the underpants gnomes.

Phase one: Announce policy of regime change
Phase two: ???
Phase three: Peeance and freeance!

Once upon a time phase two was invasion, but that's off the table now.