I realize that there have probably been a trillion threads about Libya, and that I'm very late to the party but I figured that I should add my thoughts to the discussion of this important issue. I apologize if some of the points I make have already been presented.
Moahmar Gadahfi (sp?) is a savage.I don't care how secular the man is, how many female bodyguards he has, or how anti American he is, the mad dog is indeed mad. He's a barbarian. Given that old Mo is such a nasty human being, the temptation is quite strong to endorse the American decision to Bomb Libya and to salute Obama in his attempt to assist the Libyan rebels.
However, the question that arises is, why are the Americans taking such an interest in the affairs of the Anti Gadahfi resistance? I mean, King Hamad is brutally suppressing the pro democracy movement in Bahrain and the U.S. hasn't batted an eye.
Some would argue that support for the Libyan opposition is all about oil and imperialism, but if it was all about empire, wouldn't the yanks have tried to shore up Moamar's existing police state, and sent in troops to "keep the peace"? If it was all about oil wouldn't the powers involved have a much clearer idea about what they want Libya's future to be?
Personally I think it's all about TV. Both Obama and sarkozy Run a fairly high risk of losing elections in their respective countries unless they do something drastic, like blowing up brown people. This would explain why their hasn't been an end game set out. They don't need one, they are causing explosions for the sake of publicity.