Wednesday, November 19, 2003

The moral dilemma of humanitarian intervention

Hard News links to an interview with the director of Amnesty International USA .

He talks of the moral dilemma of when AI may need to advocate military intervention eg Rwanda. A very difficult question given that its strategy of staying above the fray has been key to its success.

He challenges the liberal left to formulate realistic approaches to threats on liberal values, warning: "that the left must confront terror with the same zeal that it battles Bush -- or risk irrelevance."

Its the sort of sophisticated discussion on complex political issues that is common in the American media and completely absent in the this NZ magazine.

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