One comment on “The Debate Over What To Do In Libya

  1. It may be fair to talk about “fiddling while Libya burns”, but the West, and in particular the US, is faced with a difficult choice here. On the one hand, one may ask: If we do not intervene to aid those seeking the overthrow of a dictator, what is our massive military capability there for? But after the disastrous results of invading Afghanistan and Iraq, there is little appetite for more boots on the ground. Even the no-fly zone would involve a huge deployment of military assets, and there is no assurance that it would have the desired result. So we sit on our hands, frustrated at not being able to help. NATO, the UN and the leaders of the US and EU need to give this a lot more thought.

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