Jeff Jacoby with a somewhat late, but in its way timely, review of the Thomas Cushman collection, A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq. Jacoby writes:
To read her [Pamela Bone's] essay this week, with the war entering its fourth year, is to be reminded of the abiding moral power of the liberal case for the war...In the same neck of the woods, see John Lloyd on 'Left vs Left' at Comment is Free:
Three years into the war, with many Americans wondering if it was a mistake and the media coverage endlessly negative, one voice I miss more than ever is that of Michael Kelly. The first journalist to die while covering the war, Kelly had covered the liberation of Kuwait in 1991, and in one of his last columns, filed from Kuwait City, he reflected on the coming liberation of Iraq: ''Tyranny truly is a horror: an immense, endlessly bloody, endlessly painful, endlessly varied, endless crime against not humanity in the abstract but a lot of humans in the flesh. It is, as Orwell wrote, a jackboot forever stomping on a human face..."
The division, broadly, is between those who regard confrontation with tyranny as at the root of the left's present reason for being; and those who see tyranny most expressed in the policies of the US, with aid from the UK. Naturally, there are many intermediate positions - above all that which sees the Iraqi invasion as mistaken, but are not prepared to view the US as the main threat to the globe. But, broadly, these are the poles.And (via InstaPundit) read and/or listen to Christopher Hitchens interviewed here.