Tagged: Libya

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Coup in Mali

I don’t follow international affairs as much as some people, but I actually had been keeping an eye on Mali due to one of the candidates being a BYU-educated Mormon. Now it looks like...

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Zack Beauchamp Digs Himself a Deeper Hole

This is a bizarre sort of rhetorical question: Will everyone who said that liberal interventionists “lost all credibility” after the Iraq War, and hence should never be listened to again, renounce their own credibility...

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Bloody Madness

Updated below. Over at The Dish, Zack Beauchamp writes: It’s better to think of the U.S. as the global police chief rather than sole policeman. We may be the strongest of our allies, but...

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What John Cole Said

John asks if the fall of Gaddafi means he should change his initial opposition to the war: Does that change my opinion about the ludicrous notion that providing air cover, using smart bombs and...

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Tripoli and the hawks

I’m concerned that any perceived “success” in Libya (i.e. the fall of Gaddafi as rebels even now storm the city, arrest his sons, and topple the regime – though this was never the stated goal of the mission)...

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Cutting Jobs Instead of Bombs

I don’t understand our political leaders. They’re so interested in cutting spending on healthcare and retirement – even the Democratic president is eager to start hacking away at entitlements – yet almost none of...

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Rand Paul and the Imperial Presidency

Rand Paul has, so far, been pretty good on issues of national security. Maybe not quite as staunchly anti-war as his father, but that remains to be seen. Via Sullivan, however, this really terrific...

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Quote for the day

“The glib hubris of Libya is a sign that the change we hoped for really has morphed into the wet military dreams of neoconservatism and the utopian notion of the US as the rescuer...

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After the Fact

America is simply incapable of watching a slaughter take place – anywhere in the world – and not [moving] to do what we can to prevent it. It is against our nature to let...

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A reed in the wind

Andrew Sullivan is ‘nibbling on some crow‘ at the moment, apparently over his early and vocal criticism of the Libyan war. Here’s Freddie: I confess: the idea that the rebels winning at this stage...

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No country for old dictators

As far as I’m concerned there are no good arguments for intervention in Libya. Reports that we’ve saved 100,000 lives there strike me as no better than propaganda. After all, 100,000 was the number...

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The bad logic of intervention in Libya

Marc Lynch explains the strategic importance of intervention in Libya (via the Dish): Libya matters to the United States not for its oil or intrinsic importance, but because it has been a key part...

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Libya and the American Interest

[updated] It appears Muammar Gaddafi has called a ceasefire following the announcement of a UN no-fly zone: Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa said the regime would halt all military operations immediately, as Britain and...

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On Libya and the Moral Case Against Intervention

~by E.C. Gach a U.N Security Council resolution has been agreed to, and now all that remains is its implementation.  Perhaps the only thing more difficult than getting consensus on a resolution is coordinating its...

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The US prepares for war with Libya

This is bad news: As loyalist Libyan forces bomb the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the United States is pushing the United Nations to authorize not only a no-fly zone but airstrikes against Libyan tanks...

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