Ross Douthat's column slamming American intervention in Libya is laughable, not because I think we should necessarily be in Libya, but because he says, talking about so-called "liberal wars,"
And because their connection to the national interest is often tangential at best, they’re often fought with one hand behind our back and an eye on the exits, rather than with the full commitment that victory can require.
Oh, is that so. I mean, that's a very different situation than Iraq, which has a clear and completely truthful connection to the national interest! And really, what went wrong?!