I suppose I should write something meaningful about Operation Odyssey Dawn, the coalition air operation against the Libyan regime.
My default emotional position is that bombing almost any Arab country is OK with me. My more analytical side has a few issues. Are we trying to implement regime change? Should we? If we are, don’t we have an obligation to announce that to the world and the US people? If not, what IS an acceptable end state? Does anyone think that a Ghaddafi left in power will further abstain from pursuing policies of terror and weapons of mass destruction?
Does the willingness of the coalition to engage Libya show Iran that they need nukes in order to deter the Western powers?
Who are our allies on the ground in Libya? There’s no monolithic “resistance” in Libya. How do we know that, should they succeed, the resistance won’t be even more hostile to our interests than the current regime?
What do you think?
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