Friday, April 22, 2011

The Paradox of Libya

The current "hands-off" approach in Libya has evolved into a bloody stalemate. Despite Obama's desperate attempts to avoid a repeat of Iraq, it's becoming increasingly clear that the situation will not be resolved quickly. Some criticize the US for failing to take on a leadership role in the conflict; however, others argue that increasing the US's involvement would only fuel anti-American sentiment while shaping future governments. One thing is clear: this middle-of-the-road approach that seems to characterize many aspects of the Obama presidency is proving unsuccessful.

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