I’m republishing the following short piece written on March 17, 2011, that shows how wrong most American and European liberals were about the intervention in Libya.
By Con George-Kotzabasis
This comment of Steve Clemons is a master penning in political frivolity. While the UN now backed by the U.S. and its major allies, Britain and France, is considering “armed intervention,” Clemons with remarkable insouciance cogitates about worse case scenarios and pots of quicksand that the U.S. could be bogged in with sapped strength. And what does he do to boost his ‘serious’ argument? He ludicrously remarks that such intervention by the U.S. will be at the expense of “slashing school teachers, cops, fire responders, and American pilots “shot down and held by Gaddafi”, all the populist scarecrows that appeal to and scare the crowd.
But he still has the backing of the two Dons and the litterateur from Norway, Paul Norheim, who continue to expatiate too on their frivolous concerns about a U.S. intervention, since they lack the moral strength to admit that they might have been wrong on their initial stand on the issue of non-intervention.