Leftist incoherence

The New Republic trips over its own redefinitions:

This is, put simply, an unacceptable abdication of our moral responsibilities. Even though our standing in the world has been severely diminished by Iraq, we should at least be debating intervention in Burma.

Two questions. One, if each of us define our own moral standard as many atheists insist, isn’t the concept of collective moral responsibilities an oxymoron? Two, how can any government or society possess a morality in the first place, much less a moral responsibility?

I find it amazing that the Left, which opposes intervention in Iraq, wants to invade Burma. The only difference these days between big government liberals and big government conservatives is who they think American troops should be shooting.