Remember Libya?

Sure you do; it served as a locale for a war waged by the Obama administration that turned out to be wildly and wonderfully successful.Oh, wait.The following observation is entirely accurate, of course:Luckily for America’s self-esteem, it was liberal Democrats that produced this particular shambles. If Republicans had done this, the media would be on the …

In the Event You Thought Things Are Going Swimmingly in Libya . . .

Here is Joshua Keating to disabuse you of your happy assumptions. The piece is short, so I won't do any excerpting; just read the whole thing. But would it be impertinent of me to ask why it was that we intervened in the first place, and whether the chaos in Libya might get more attention if …

Before Syria, There Was Libya

As we contemplate a new Obamaesque military adventure, it is perhaps useful to remind ourselves how the old one is shaking out: A little under two years ago, Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, urged British businessmen to begin “packing their suitcases” and to fly to Libya to share in the reconstruction of the country and …