Monday, February 28, 2011

Stay out of Libya

I've been quiet of late. It's not that there's nothing to say. There is a lot going on.

I'm mostly trying to take it all in. Still trying to figure out what is happening and what it means.

I read a disturbing piece from the Washington Post. It wasn't the part about Mr. Obama dragging his feet on the Libya issue. It was the "marked only the first in a range of steps that could include military options" part that bothered me. For all of you interventionists out there - if you think that military options are a good idea - please rethink.

From The Christian Science Monitor's article titled Gates's warning: Avoid land war in Asia, Middle East, and Africa

“Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should 'have his head examined,' as General [Douglas] MacArthur so delicately put it.”  – Defense Secretary Robert Gates

No one wants to see people die, but these Libyans seem to be fighting for their own freedom, and it sure seems like they are gaining. Let's just wish them well, support them if you want, and stay the heck out of it.

I really don't want to be responsible for the deaths of more brown people than we are already responsible for.

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