Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

"Temporary Doves"

The May issue of Reason just came out. It includes a review (sorry, it’s only available in the paper version at this point) of Madeleine Albright’s memoirs and the recent books by George Soros and Wesley Clark. The reviewer, contributing editor Matt Welch, asks an important question: Why did all three of these individuals, who supported Bill Clinton’s 1999 intervention in the Balkans, oppose the Iraq War? After all, he writes:

Like Gulf War II, the 78-day NATO air campaign in Kosovo was waged without the explicit authority of the United Nations. Like Iraq, Yugoslavia was a sovereign country that was bombed into submission for essentially internal infractions. Both wars were expressions of American exasperation at European impotence in the face of dictatorial slaughter....

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It was a very good article, and should be online soon. The April issue is still up at

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