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the finer points of principle are perhaps not the most relevant point of departure for the discussion.

Starting with a policy of stopping imminent or ongoing slaughters where possible might be appropriate. That is hardly a fine point, nor would taking military action against those who are known to be killing political opponents or particular tribes or ethnicities on a large scale and using rape or mutilation as tactics of intimidation.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 3rd, 2011 at 01:44:35 PM EST
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