… it doesn’t follow that there’s a good guy.

In any given US foreign policy situation, I run into people who notice the US government is one of the “bad guys” and therefore assume that that makes, say, the Syrian government or the Iranian government or the Chinese government “the good guys.” I’m sometimes amazed at how far they’ll go to hold firm to that assumption.

When we’re talking about states, it’s pretty much bad guys all the way down.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER