Do-gooders in a land with no good guys

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Author(s) Mark Steyn
Source The Orange County Register
Date March 25, 2011
URL http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-03-25/news/29193259_1_military-action-gadhafi-arab-league
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Quotes-start.png Now suddenly he's got to go – in favor of "freedom-loving" "democrats" from Benghazi. That would be in eastern Libya – which, according to West Point's Counter Terrorism Center, has sent per capita the highest number of foreign jihadists to Iraq. Perhaps now that so many Libyan jihadists are in Iraq, the Libyans left in Libya are all Swedes in waiting. But perhaps not. If we lack, as we do in Afghanistan, the cultural confidence to wean those we liberate from their less-attractive pathologies, we might at least think twice before actively facilitating them. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues against the position United States should impose a no-fly zone on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.