'Victory' in Libya

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Author(s) Steve Chapman
Source Chicago Tribune
Date August 25, 2011
URL http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-oped-0825-chapman-20110825,0,7558412.column
Quotes-start.png By some measures, Obama's war was less excusable. In going after Saddam, Bush at least could claim to be defusing an ongoing threat to our allies, in a vital region. But Gadhafi had stopped his sponsorship of terrorism, abandoned his nuclear quest and generally tried to become a respectable world citizen. That raises a point Obama may not want to stress. If you're a merciless despot, pondering the fate of your colleagues, there is only one conclusion to draw: Get nukes, and get them now. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should not have intervened on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.