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  •  America is an Empire, and Empires need to Win Wars (1+ / 0-)
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    Alice in Florida

    Obama knows that.  He knows that, although many Americans would like to become a "Normal" country that minds its own business we are not that country.

    This push into Libya is in response to an immediate threat posed by Quaddafi and is not unilateral action by the US so it is more just than the war in Iraq.  A strong rebel movement exists in Libya so there is greater chance of success than either Iraq or Afghanistan.  Libya is literally on the doorstep of Europe so it is more important to our strategic interests.  

    Whether or not you think that this invasion is just, important, or likely to succeed, it is a better decision than what Bush did in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We're not going to stop being an empire overnight, but we can pick more sensible people to conquer.

    (And hey, St. Ronnie did it too, and that didn't hurt him!)

    One man gathers what another man spills

    by John Chapman on Sun Mar 20, 2011 at 12:42:11 PM PDT

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