I was reading Time magazine this morning when I read something that struck me. They had Ten Questions for John Bolton. One of the questions:
Q: U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN HAS CALLED ON THE WEST TO STEP UP EFFORTS TO STOP THE KILLING IN DARFUR. IS GENOCIDE THE RIGHT TERM FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING?Do you see where I'm going with this? Do these guys even listen to what they say when they speak? Or do they just barf up whatever talking points randomly spin into place like so much refrigerator poetry?
A: Sounds right to me.
Q: SO SHOULDN'T THERE BE A MORE AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE?
A: It's easy to be casual about putting military people into play when their lives can be lost. You could end up with a lot of dead military people and not save a single civilian. I don't think that's a sign of success.