I’m not a big one for “my nation, right or wrong.” I’ve always been extremely uneasy with the argument that “might makes right”. But sometimes my nation is right, and sometimes might is the correct answer. Sometimes when the entire world condemns you all it proves is that they value different things. What’s good for them may not be good for us. War is bad, but sometimes all the alternatives are worse.

Steven Den Beste (contemp.) American essayist, engineer
U.S.S. Clueless (1 Sep. 2002)

http://denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2002/09/Moralblindness.shtml
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