More bombs bursting in Libya. What for?

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Author(s) Michael Kinsley
Source Los Angeles Times
Date March 22, 2011
Quotes-start.png We could've done what we did for Eastern Europe, which helped bring victory in the Cold War: verbal support and financial support for dissidents and democrats. Make clear which side we're on, but without overpromising. It sounds like the opposite of "Speak softly and carry a big stick," and in a way, it is. But it worked to defeat communism, and our track record with bigger ambitions in smaller situations has not been impressive. 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.