Den Beste misses the point yet again. “What I think is that they [the nations of the world] already do hate our guts, and that at this point acting unilaterally won’t increase that to any significant degree.” OK, let’s let that be a given for the purposes of argument. Now cast your mind back a year and a half. How did we squander all that good will?
Kevin Drum highlights a different problem with that statement here.
(And yeah, I know the nations of the world don’t hate us. Den Beste doesn’t, though, and I don’t want to argue points I’m not trying to make.)