Thursday, 25 September 2014

Legality of killing other people's enemies in other lands

Nick Clegg speaks about the plea from the Iraq government to use our warplanes to attack the I-state insurgency. It seems to me that we are the only major military power to agonise about such a decision. The United States has no qualms about rocketing Yemen or even nominally allied Pakistan in pursuit of her enemies, while Russia's disregard for agreed national boundaries has been clear to see.

And of all the major political parties in the UK, the Liberal Democrats are the people most torn about the decision which the Commons is due to take tomorrow. In these very special circumstances, I think Nick makes the case - just.

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