Continuing from praxeology.net/unblog01-06.htm#16, Max Schwing adds:
P.S. (possible spoiler-alert):
In response: I think Adama is justified in having Cain assassinated. (For those whove been following DC Comics Infinite Crisis arc, I also think Wonder Woman was justified in killing Max Lord. Purely defensive in both cases.) As for assassination as a tool of foreign policy .... [To return to the rest of this blogpost, close this window. If the link doesnt work, close it the ordinary way.]
Have you seen the new episode of Battlestar Galactica, where Adama and
Admiral Cain plot to kill each other? Thats what one calls escalation.
I am fascinated by this plot-twist, because Adama certainly has taken
measures which usually dont fit to him and his character. Also, he is
almost entirely relying on recounts via a 3rd person, who may or may not
be truly reliable (although he is right in this instance). Perhaps the
US should have used a similar tactic, to assassinate Saddam rather than
commit a third of the military to a lengthy invasion, although such a
course of action would again be objectionable for a Libertarian.