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  •  but (5+ / 0-)

    if ten rebels tell us to piss off, and one asks us to stay, which one do we listen to?

    And remember, the one will probably be killed by the ten if we leave, so we need to stay and protect him.

    Wait, I guess I'm talking about Iraq.  Oh well.

    •  For Libya, that's really not what's happening (0+ / 0-)

      unless all the information coming out of the country in every form is all propaganda (by whom?). That seems unlikely. My suspicion is that a lot of Beltway insiders would rather the US was not in Libya, that events were left to run their course, and that the old oil-tick relationship with Libya via the Gaddafi mob was re-established. They believe in the inherent stability of "our sons of bitches" and that the Arab Spring will fail. Admittedly there are grounds for that; the post revolutionary period is ripe for subversion. That's the aspect of Libya and other post-revolution countries that progressives really need to get involved in, IMO.

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