The theme for today might well be H. L. Mencken’s wisecrack: “there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” Eliminate poverty? Increase the minimum wage! Save the Libyan people from slaughter? Remove Qaddafi! Stop Syrian kids from being gassed? Remove Bashar al-Assad!
That each of these solutions will have unintended secondary effects and those secondary effects may overwhelm the intended result never seems to occur to their advocates. That the advocates have no intention of hanging around to deal with the horrible secondary effects of their well-intentioned actions is a lagniappe.