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Separating our hearts from our minds

Reader comment on item: Assessing Qaddafi
in response to reader comment: Why Qaddaffi?

Submitted by Robert W (Belgium), Oct 23, 2011 at 02:58

Revolutions work best if they are homegrown. The Muslim world brims with Qaddhaffis. But the US / NATO must not set them all straight. There is no public support for that. Imagine the cost to the US, its NATO allies and Israel of taking on all Arab despots. What we now have is best: Let the NATO allies act where end when they feel they have the support at home. Iran is a special case. The UN's do-nothing approach may ultimately lead Israel to some preemptive strikes. When it does, there will be the usual public denunciations and private congratulations in the US, Europe and the Arab world.


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