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Libya: Bombing for what? Why this question is never asked

March 21, 2011

By Fiorenzo Conte

Marc Lynch, on Foreign Policy, has an idea on why nobody took the time to set the goals of the military intervention

“Again and again (…) the United States has gone into wars focused on the urgency of the need for action without thinking through where it really wants and needs to go.  War advocates prefer to focus on the urgency of action, usually minimizing the likely risks and costs of war, exaggerating the likely benefits, and discounting the viability of all non-military courses of action — exactly the script on Libya the last few weeks. Thinking about the messy endgame would only complicate such advocacy, and so it gets set aside.”

 

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  1. Jessica Nabongo permalink
    March 23, 2011 7:51 am

    I would just like to point out that the US was hesitant to join in on this intervention. So can we blame the French for this one?

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