VACUITY WATCH….Max Boot, in the course of telling us that Vladimir Putin and Hugo Chavez are “dictators,” also passes along the breaking news that OPEC is populated by some pretty unsympathetic characters. Glenn Reynolds comments:
Of course, if we seized the Saudi and Iranian oil fields and ran the pumps full speed, oil prices would plummet, dictators would be broke, and poor nations would benefit from cheap energy. But we’d be called imperialist oppressors, then.
UPDATE: Various people (with various degrees of enthusiasm) see the above as a call for invasion. It was, rather, a comment on the vacuity of the “imperialist oppressors” language. Though I was probably wrong there anyway: If we really were imperialist oppressors, the critics would be sucking up.
Vacuity? Does Glenn think that if we seized all the world’s oil fields we wouldn’t be imperialist oppressors? Maybe we should seize the law schools instead.