I believe I have the answer to all our problems. Yes, the 22 nations of the Arab League begged and begged the US to intervene in Libya; yes, so did the Libyan rebels, who, still, keep yelling “One-two-three, Sar-ko-zee,” now that the French, the US, and the UK have acquiesced to their pleas.
And yes, you can bet that within five minutes or five days, take your pick, we’re all going to hear a lot about perfidious Western imperialism, and not just from Qaddafi. But from some of the very people (“folks,” as Obama would say, annoyingly) who once yearned to see allied fighter jets over Sirte airport and Tripoli bunkers—damn the consequences.
So here’s a little quiz:
Which nation possesses 70 F-15 S Eagle, 10 F5-E Tiger, 72 Eurofighter Typhoon, 15 Panavia Tornado ADV, 70 Panavia Tornado IDS for ground attack, and one Boeing RE-3A TASS plus a Boeing RE-3BITASS—among many other lethal instruments of war …
… but is unnaturally shy about hovering over Libya just now?