Friday, March 18, 2011

Two questions on Libya

It seems to me that there are two questions that are getting mushed together here:
  1. Should outside countries intervene in the Libyan civil war, protect the rebels, and help them topple Qaddafi?
  2. Should the United States be one of those countries?
It seems to me that there's a better case for European and Arab states to intervene than for the United States to intervene. This is in their sphere of influence, isn't it? If the United States is justifying intervention on humanitarian grounds, then why aren't we in Ivory Coast, Congo, Burma, and other such places?

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