‘Thank You, America!’

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Author(s) Nicholas D. Kristof
Source The New York Times
Date August 31, 2011
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/01/opinion/kristof-from-libyans-thank-you-america.html
Quotes-start.png President Obama took a huge political risk, averted a massacre and helped topple an odious regime. To me, the lesson is not that we should barge into Syria or Yemen — I don’t think we should — but that on rare occasions military force can advance human rights. Libya has so far been a model of such an intervention. Quotes-end.png

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