Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.

Friday, July 30, 2010

A lot of blood for a lot of hands

the counterattack on Julian Assange has begun. I only get to listen to NPR in the car and I drive as little as possible. Some say, NPR, our ministry of information, has always been on the war team. Others say, just since Obama’s ascendancy. Moi, I don’t care.

If you are going to have long wars, this type of thing is bound to happen. Sooner or later, somebody is going to out something. Is it good or bad? How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

We at the Neutralist don’t care for the argument. We merely point out that Afghanistan is the reductio ad absurdam of our USA world policeman schtick. We only wonder what will be the next wee contretemps.

If a US grunt is killed due to a wikileaks exposé, then I resent that. If the leaks lead to us leaving sooner rather than later and less dead American lads, I rejoice.

Admiral Mullen, really give some thought to the blood on hands biz.