Thoughts on the Libya Crisis and U.S. Response
Against a mostly positive backdrop of the flowering of democracy in the Middle East (which of course has been in spite of, not because of, U.S. policy in the region), the burgeoning civil war and humanitarian crisis in Libya raise serious questions about how the U.S., United Nations, neighboring countries and the international community as a whole ought to respond.
Here are two trenchant viewpoints from Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies at http://www.ips-dc.org/articles/dont_no-fly_libya and Jon Rainwater of Peace Action West on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-rainwater/libya-a-worsening-humanitarian-crisis_b_831138.html
(Phyllis goes first because it’s International Women’s Day!).