Libyan rebels cheer, but story not over

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Author(s) USA Today editorial board
Source USA Today
Date August 22, 2011
Quotes-start.png The U.S. intervention, in concert with NATO and the Arab League, prevented a civilian massacre in March in the eastern city of Benghazi, allowed the rebels to regroup, and helped turn the tide of the standoff. The intervention was a high-stakes gamble about which we've been skeptical, but if ultimately successful, it can be an important step in what stands to be a long, difficult process of rebooting U.S. policy away from support for dictators and toward support for the people's democratic aspirations. 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.