Listen: Iraq, Red Army, Ania discussed on The Tel Aviv Review
"Now they had strategic and Chris, I'm sure. But that stopped the killing there is no such thing in politics, as a pure, moral will. Motorists are always mixed. The Indians intervened in East Pakistan, helping to create bumble debt, stopping a terror campaign by the Pakistani government that had produced millions of refugees. They also had through teacher interest, but they stop the terror. Pens, Ania overthrew, brutal regime of Idi Amin in Uganda. Another intervention that I'm sure had strategic purposes. But they overthrew a brutal regime. I don't expect anywhere even in non-imperial pelvis. I don't expect a purely moral politics, politics is, is always, motivational lead. Mixed. But there if. But if we get certain results that are morally important, like stopping the massacre, then we can live with the fact that the Vietnamese then set up a satellite regime Cambodia. Okay. That's better than a murderers who she. Then I mean. If to take it back to again, Erica. But even when it's not an urgent, call such stopping massacre, but it would take the invasion of Iraq in two thousand three that on papers seemed like. Tiny moral mission to bring the city. To a country that suffered from brutal pression on the terrible tyrant. And. The problem is always the reality is just too complicated. And I mean there's. What do you do? One defining your own moral philosophy when it's just that, you know, the very dog aspect of politics, always that haunt. I mean I'm my second sympathetic to those doubts exactly. For those reasons. I mean, you just never know what's lurking behind the corner. But you have to learn something from history of stopping a massacre is reason of good reason for sending an army, of course, a border regime change is not a good reason. The model that we should have thought of immediately, the, the parallel is the Red Army in nineteen nineteen marching on Poland to create a communist regime in Warsaw. American army many years later marching on Baghdad, to create a democratic regime. In, in Iraq.."