Victor David Hanson writes on innate ability of liberal democracies (in the old sense of the term “liberal”) to win wars despite their usual reluctance to begin them. The best part is this:
But there can be no denying war’s purpose or utility. Three million Afghan women are in school today and a vast Al Qaeda camp is removed because of the bravery of the U.S. Special Forces and because of the skill of our pilots—not because of the petitions of our well-meaning pacifists. Iraq will be liberated and its 26 million people given a chance of freedom because of the courage of American teenagers in Abrams tanks, not because of “concerned” professors who chanted “no blood for oil” between lattes.
(With a tip of the hate to Karen Hall for the link and quote.)