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From Anne Applebaum:
...being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist. Let's not repeat past mistakes...
To which I would only add that if you are morally justified to intervene but do so incompetently, the incompetence itself amounts to immoral behavior.