May 8, 2011

THE CRUELTY OF HALF-MEASURES: The Chicago Tribune on the no-exit strategy in Libya.  The “war has settled into an inconclusive slog that could go on a long time.” That’s for sure.  The morally pure Europeans won’t admit to aiming at Gaddafi, but instead indulge the mendacious fiction that they merely targeted “things” in the mansion and not a person.  When they attack the “things,” they go for half-measures, miss the dictator and kill the kids instead. Gaddafi responds by shelling Misrata, creating pretty much exactly the slaughter of civilians that the intervention was supposed to prevent.

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