March 19, 2013
The U.S. Did Police World Before 9/11
Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic
The indefatigable Bill Kristol has written an article in The Weekly Standard that every American ought to read. There is no more clarifying example of how skewed the neoconservative perspective on military intervention is than the claim he makes about U.S. foreign policy in the 1990s. In his telling, politicians like Rand Paul want to harness war-weariness reminiscent of those post-Cold War days, when American voters no longer wanted to act as "the policemen of the world."
"That decade of not policing the world ended with 9/11," Kristol warns.
Let's look back Wikipedia's list of the events of the decade when, in Kristol's telling, America wasn't policing the world:
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