This Is What Unilateralism Looks Like

Democrats spent years berating George W. Bush for being a supposed “unilateralist,” based on nothing more than his willingness to invade Iraq without having specific authorization from the UN Security Council—precisely as Bill Clinton did in the case of Kosovo. The charge was always a calumny because Bush had famously close relationships with allies like Tony Blair, and he took care to assemble the widest possible coalition for the Iraq War. In Afghanistan, he did act with UN approval and turned over the mission to NATO as soon as possible; actions for which he received no credit.

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This Is What Unilateralism Looks Like

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