Read the new Michael Kelly, then come back here with your thoughts, please. I’m not excerpting anything, because this is too vital to bother with snippets.


Kelly makes the case that violating some civil liberties may be a positive good. We are at war, after all, he says. Also, violating some liberties does two things. It can protect us from our enemies and remind the domestic crowd that, yeah, we’re still at war.

But does a reminder really have to be (let’s be nice) extra-Constitutional? Especially in a war with no clear enemy and no clear end.

Readers here know that VP is as hawkish as they come. But Kelly frightens me a bit. Read him and report back.


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