The message was clear. It was to be a humanitarian intervention only:
But history is filled with examples of military interventions so justified–the logic of which eventually leads to unintended consequences. Indeed, since the intervention we have seen that Western support of the rebels was apparently not carefully considered…and might have even resulted in the arming of certain “flickers of Al Qaeda.”
On Holy Thursday US Predator Drones entered the theater. Perhaps not coincidentally, Easter Sunday brought with it calls for directly attacking Gaddafi by folks like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. After all, wouldn’t this solve the stalemate in the civil war? It looks good in comparison to the ground troop solution proposed by the EU.
Has macro-proportionality (admittedly in hindsight) already been violated? Can the creeping logic of this military intervention be stopped?