Neocons Now Love International Law

A very nicely written editorial underscores the double standard employed by the US government today as it tries to deal with the Russian-Georgian conflict. I didn’t necessarily want to write or even mention this conflict because it’s on the peripheral of my concerns, but I have been reading about it and was amazed at the similarities it has with most of the foreign entanglements the US has gotten itself into lately. I was surprised, therefore, by the reaction of US lawmakers to the Russian intrusion of Georgia. Robert Parry makes the point, US policy wonks don’t have a leg to stand on in their condemnation of Russia’s action.

It’s touching how American neoconservatives who have no regard for international law when they want to invade some troublesome country have developed a sudden reverence for national sovereignty.

Read the whole article here. Hat tip to Monsieur Parry who really nails the neocons’ double standard and calls it what it is.