One last thing to add to yesterday's post about the Right Thinking People® who think that America is so terrible and we should be "more like Europe" and "strive for International Legitimacy", I have one question:
What is this "International Legitimacy" of which you speak?
Do you mean the United Nations and their Human Rights Council that until recently had Syria as a sitting member in good standing? It brings to mind the (almost certainly apocryphal) story of Gandhi, who was asked what he thought of Western Civilization. He is said to have replied "That would be very nice indeed."
So what do I think about International Legitimacy? That would be very nice indeed.
And that's a damned shame. At this point I put on my old leftie hat and say that the world needs a vigorous sense of International Legitimacy. Damned lefties have become so tribal that they can't even do what an honest left would do any more. Stop blaming Sarah Palin for everything, and cut off the UN until they wise up, and you can actually - you know - help some poor people. Until then, you're just a bunch of third rate intellectual poseurs trying to make yourselves feel better with a bunch of SWPL.