Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More Kaplan

From Sam Rosenfeld:

To the extent that a choice between liberal internationalism and coldhearted realism is framed as a choice between support for the Iraq war and opposition to the Iraq war, you're going to be seeing ever-increasing numbers folks aligning themselves with the realists. But the blame for that unfortunate development lies most clearly with the Iraq war and those war supporters -- like Lawrence Kaplan -- who constantly argue that the only alternative to endorsing their position is pledging allegiance to Henry Kissinger. I, for one, opposed the war but also have little love for Kissinger. I even wrote an article, with Matt, about the danger that the war poses to the viability of a reality-based liberal interventionism. Kaplan is kind enough to cite it over the course of a piece that manages to prove our point all over again.