Under President Biden, the United States has renewed its efforts to promote the values of freedom and democracy around the world. However, when it comes to strategic matters, America is fine with some of its allies being “not free”. This is true for both major non-NATO allies and NATO member states, as Turkey’s example shows.
It’s just a fact that in 2022, liberals are gaga for US interventionism. Because this war can be (falsely) marketed as an “unprovoked” invasion by evil Bad Guys fighting against the virtuous Good Guys of the US/NATO/Ukraine partnership, and because it’s not our sons and daughters getting thrown into the gears of war, people who would normally be more skeptical of militarism and interventionism have indeed jumped aboard the proxy war train.
Ukraine needs peace and security, not perpetual war that is designed to serve the strategic interests of certain countries or military alliances.
The Iraq invasion bypassed the laws and protocols for military action laid out in the founding charter of the United Nations. The current US military occupation of Syria violates international law. International law only exists to the extent to which the nations of the world are willing and able to enforce it, and because of the US empire’s military power — and more importantly because of its narrative control power — this means international law is only ever enforced with the approval of that empire.