A blogger at Foreign Policy has decided that he has heard enoughÂ from Ron Paul so the rest of us peons need to move on. What bugs me about these types of articles is the shear arrogance. How dare some unanointed candidate question the wisdom of the foreign policy establishment? Who does he think he is?
This is why non-interventionists need to be clear that we are not the same as foreign policy “realists” who have also opposed the wild-eyed neocons at times. The baseline assumptions of the realists are still internationalism and interventionism. They are just more willing to use diplomacy and more skeptical of the benefits of force.
We are out to turn these baseline assumptions of the foreign policy establishment on their head.
Hat tip to our friend Dr. Douglas.