Hypocrisy from the Left? Michael O'Hanlon and the Congo
Brookings Institution think tank-ist Michael O'Hanlon has a column in the Washington Post today, "U.S. Boots on Congo Ground," proposing that the U.S. create a new unit for peacekeeping operations, to include in the eastern Congo [DROC].
This may not be a bad idea, and it shows that he's done a lot of his homework. [The column, and his bio, confirm that O'Hanlon served in the Peace Corps in the then-Zaire in the 1980s, which gives him some credibility.] But one thing is missing:
Where's Michael O'Hanlon encouraging real Americans who agree with him to volunteer to serve, or support those who serve, in such a unit? Or, does O'Hanlon support a U.S. military presence in the Congo only if "other people" actually serve there?
Difference between O'Hanlon and the Yellow Elephants: Nothing, or close to it.