Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 2, 2003

by J

Dean on Liberia

Governor Dean has issued a statement on the worsening crisis in Liberia. It's long-ish and he concludes:
"I opposed the war in Iraq because it was the wrong war at the wrong time, not because I believe American force should never be used. I laid out my position clearly in my address to the Council on Foreign Relations last week. Military intervention in Liberia represents an appropriate use of American power.

"I will not apply a one-size fits all approach to American foreign policy. We bear a special responsibility in world affairs as the world's only superpower. There is a time and a place for military action. In Iraq, we launched a war at the wrong time. In Liberia, we are called on to keep the peace, and the time to act is now."

Posted by J at July 2, 2003 04:35 PM

So when is the time for military intervention? When is the "right" time to launch war? Why is Liberia any more critical than North Korea, Congo, Somalia, or Cuba?

Posted by: Fritz at December 23, 2003 09:48 AM

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