But daddy, the natives want to be liberated

Britain, please put the military adventures back in your pants; it’s far less likely to kill innocent civilians:

The foreign secretary, David Miliband, will today set out the clearest exposition yet of Labour’s recast foreign policy when he will argue that mistakes made in Iraq and Afghanistan must not cloud the moral imperative to intervene – sometimes militarily – to help spread democracy throughout the world.

He will warn that the rise of China means that the world can no longer take “the forward march of democracy for granted”, and that Britain must unambiguously be on the side of what he describes as “civilian surges” for democracy.

I’m sure the civilians of Iraq and Afghanistan, who have had hundreds of thousands of their family members murdered thanks to Western intervention, will be happy to receive this new message. More liberation, please.

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