Jan. 4th, 2003

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Since I seem to have a few libertarian friends defined, I thought ya'll would enjoy a post from a Lib on one of the many areas where Greens and Libs are working together:

http://www.cato.org/research/articles/healy-030101.html

Some excerpts:

"Indeed, it's hard to think of a foreign policy initiative that could do more to empower Al Qaeda than invasion, occupation and reconstruction of Iraq... What's utterly unreasonable is to assume, as the administration and its fellow travelers seem to, that the number of recruits to Al Qaeda's murderous jihad is relatively fixed, and will not increase dramatically if the U.S. begins a policy of conquering and occupying Middle Eastern Muslim countries with the avowed purpose of making them secular and free."

"It's odd to find this sort of vision appealing to folks on the political Right. Why would the sort of people who think government is too ham-handed even to promote modest social engineering goals like safe-sex among teenagers, think we can promote a revolution in Islamic theology via AC-130 gunship or create a bourgeois society where no preconditions for it exist?"

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