Chemical Weapons and Foreign Policy

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Obama said today, or yesterday, that if the Syrian government uses chemical weapons it “crosses a line.” There are no lines to cross in a strict non-interventionist foreign policy (that is, a foreign policy of Jefferson, morality, peace, commerce, and neutrality). Whether or not the Syrian government has used chemical weapons is immaterial. Whether or not the Syrian government kills millions of Syrians is immaterial. Both of things would, of course, be horrible, but still no justification for the U.S. to intervene with its military or any other way.

5:52 pm on April 26, 2013