I was having a discussion about going to war in Libya, before tonight's news broke, with a liberal. His belief was that we should not only do the no fly zone but also take out ground targets. I had to remind him that killing people was an act of war and that the rebels are only unified because of a common enemy. When they win we would have Afghanistan. So, I said we should stay out. He asked what I thought would happen. I said that we would get a toe hold in the country through supplying humanitarian aid delivered by the US military. Then the mission will creep forward until we are at war in the country.
I was on my way home and they announced that President Obama had pledged $15 million in humanitarian aid. We'll have to watch how this unfolds.
If you are for intervention you should be pushing for the neighboring countries to do it without our help.