Dean is using the classic neoliberal identity politics argument of justifying protracted war with a human rights excuse.

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Where does it end, Howard the Hypocrite? Are we going to go to war with China because they are doing everything they can short of genocide to wipe out Uighur culture in northwestern China? Are we going to invade Saudi Arabia to liberate women from Islamic patriarchy? Kuwait? The UAE? Are we going to invade Burma and topple the Buddhist military dictatorship there to save the Rohenga Muslims? I sure don’t hear you bleating about any of those ongoing human rights violations.

To answer your question directly, America does NOT have the responsibility to unilaterally intervene in another nation in the name of human rights, period. In fact, we didn’t go into Afghanistan in the first place to liberate Afghan women. We went in for¬†revenge after 9/11/2001, and to destroy Al-Qaeda, neither of which have anything to do with your precious human rights.

So please STFU, Howard.

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