Ezra Klein fights back:
It is remarkable how much difficulty, how many things that could go wrong, how much potential blood and death and disaster are condensed into Wieseltier’s breezy promise that intervention in the Middle East can bring us nothing but honor. It is always a mistake, of course, to judge a policy by its advocates. And so I am trying to resist the impulse to oppose our policy in Libya simply because Wieseltier is so foolish in its defense. The truth is that for people who know little of Libya and have a record of being wrong about military intervention in the Middle East a club to which both Wieseltier and I belong a little humility is in order. But for Wieseltier, at least, humility is in short supply. It is too easy for him to imagine honor. It always is.
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