The test is who supports it and who doesn't. Former US Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, doesn't. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin does.
- that the US must hold itself to a higher code of conduct, hence his invocation of his ban on torture and his order of the closure of the detainee center at Guantanamo Bay;
- that the international community, if it is truly serious about trying to avoid war, must fully engage tough diplomacy against rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran that would keep crises surrounding those nations from becoming wars;
- that the world must engage with governments of ill-repute, and try to bring them back into the fold; and
- that a nation's hostility towards human rights and economic injustice cannot be allowed to thrive, for those conditions lead to war in the long term.
I am with the Governor on this one.
Regards — Cliff
PS: Hat tip to Instapundit