Monday, March 28, 2011
Questions and Answers
Like most Americans of whatever political persuasion, I look forward with great anticipation to President Obama's speech tonight explaining why he decided to intervene in Libya's civil war and establish a no-fly zone. I will be listening to hear how he resolves the contradiction, on the one hand, calling for Moammar Gaddafi's outster while, on the other hand,claiming that United States involvement is strictly limited to humanitarian concerns, i.e., the protection of Libyan civilians. I will be listening to hear how intervention is justified in this case but not when, for instance, Israelis fire on Palestinians or the Saudis use of force in neighboring Bahrain to put down protests.