by Lars Larson
Is this the beginning of something much better in Libya?
You know, way back in 2003, I had real optimism for Iraq, and it turned out, well, it hasn’t looked pretty from a distance. But at least they’ve got a functioning government; they’re splitting the oil revenues, and all that.
Is Libya; a different situation. No American troops on the ground, and the Obama administration says there won’t be any troops on the ground. But there are billions of dollars in the bank and the administration is unfreezing that. The Libyan rebels have taken over the city, and they’re not going to be giving it back to Gadhafi.
And Gadhafi, are we going to find him? Who knows, but could a functioning government take the place instead of having Gadhafi replaced by a nuttier regime – like happened in Iran? We can only hope.
Now President Obama knows what it feels like to liberate a country, doesn’t he? I just wish that President Obama had told us why we were going into Libya, and why we haven’t gone into other trouble spots around the world.
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