The Moral Imperative
When innocent men, women and children are being slaughtered and we have the ability to intervene then we are obliged to do so. Anyone who stands against that, who quibbles over the difficulties and the consequences is a coward. This is an absolute.
If a man stands in front of you and puts a gun to the head of a child you must stop him. I don’t care whether his name is Gaddafi, Mugabe, Bush, Cameron or James Bond. There are times when a line must be drawn. A position that must be held, at any cost.
Our dreadful tolerance of the atrocities in Bahrain and of the violent repression in Saudi Arabia cannot be an excuse for failing to act in Libya. Why do we maintain any military if we are not prepared to use it for defence against evil?
We must reject, even despise, those that stand in the way of doing, simply, what is right.