America’s Back, Baby!


Ethan Gach

I write about comics, video games and American politics. I fear death above all things. Just below that is waking up in the morning to go to work. You can follow me on Twitter at @ethangach or at my blog, And though my opinions aren’t for hire, my virtue is.

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14 Responses

  1. Avatar Burt Likko

    Here’s the minimum moral threshold: No torture. Ever.

    Why was this ever a question?Report

  2. Avatar North

    I dunno, I think rolling back torture, even if imperfectly and incrimentally is worth applauding. I’d also say that Libya so far is striking me as a pretty bright light in the pantheon of American international interventions. If I was president I’d be pretty content to have a Libya (Bengazi and all) under my best. Also I would not get involved with Syria for the record.

    But you are technically correct; Libya was definitly a new war in the middle east. A relatively cheap, short and successful one but a war nonetheless.Report

  3. Avatar James K

    But Ethan, Libya wasn’t a war, because of reasons.

    I think the failure of Obama to “bring America back” in any meaningful sense highlights one of the problems with Obama – so much of the “national security” expansion post 9-11 is now part of the bipartisan consensus.Report

  4. Avatar Qub

    Late to the party, but amen Ethan.Report

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