Ugly: When status quo apologists lash out at conservative restrainers

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

“A funny thing happened on the way to 2021: much of the U.S. foreign policy establishment went into a deep amnesia, conveniently forgetting that the American invasion of Iraq ever happened. To a lesser extent, the Global War on Terror — still ongoing through North Africa and the Middle East — has been pushed to the recesses of conventional memory, too. In less polite terms, this is called ‘denial.’ But how else to describe critics who have come out hard against advocates of restraint on both sides of the aisle, who seem to cling to this notion that American global supremacy has kept ‘the peace’ for 70 years, as though the last seven decades have not been pockmarked with brutal conflict?” (06/07/21)