A skeptic who’s very worried this was a big mistake.
A rebuttal to this skeptic, who says the Arab world is entering a revolutionary period, we have to come down on the right side, and Libya is the right time and place for that.
[3/21] Who comprises the opposition movement that we are fighting for?
[3/23] A list of short opinion pieces from foreign policy pros. All easy, some pro, some con.
[3/24] Lord, the NYT reports that the Libyan rebels have only about 1,000 men! You can’t conquer Disneyland with that few fighters. This guy says UK/France will end up sending ground troops when the rebels inevitably get crushed and that, if oujr allies can’t turn thigns around, what will we do?
[3/26:] You can follow hour-by-hour developments on the major news sites, obviously. But, try http://www.juancole.com/ for a genuine Middle East expert who’s doing the same. He strongly supports this thing; e.g., try his “Top 10 Accomplishments Of The UN No-Fly Zone.”
[3/29] An Open Letter To The Left On Libya, from a liberal foreign policy analyst who strongly supports the war.
[3/29] Great look at Obama’s speech and of the new Obama Doctrine. Yeah, there was a clear doctrine in there. It’s just more complex and subtle and intended for grown-ups than the bumper sticker slogans that have passed for a foreign policy doctrine (“Axis of evil,” “Stay the course,” freedomgoodIslamofascistsbad) the last 10 years.
[4/1] Signs of hope?