Top notch article on why it is bad for rigidity in foreign affairs and why it is bad for one of the major US parties to be so rigid.
Since 9/11, Republicans have known only one big thing — the “global war on terror” — and have remained stubbornly committed to a narrow militarized approach. Republicans need to start taking international relations more seriously, addressing the true complexities and requirements of the issues rather than allowing the subject to be a plaything for right-wing interest groups. And if they don’t act quickly, they might cede this ground to the Democrats for the next generation.
Well worth the read for anyone interested in not just foreign affairs but also the state of domestic U.S. politics.