What did we learn from our intervention in Libya?

Summary:  As the cries for war rise again in America, let's reflect on the consequences from our last several interventions. We bomb foreign nations hoping to build better societies; repeated failure doesn't discourage our hawks. Third in a series about lessons learned from our wars after 9-11. Three years ago: "Yesterday, in response to a … Continue reading What did we learn from our intervention in Libya?

Libya’s people need uninvited infidel foreigners to save them!

Summary:  Another crisis, more calls to invade.  With maximum moral tone, minimum specificity about the costs, maximum use of euphemisms, and no mention of costs or risks.  No need to wait for an invitation, since good hawks know those brown people are too dumb to ask for our help.  Updates appear in the comments. Here are today's readings.   The first … Continue reading Libya’s people need uninvited infidel foreigners to save them!