The Conservative Case for the Libyan Intervention

I am for the intervention in Libya.  It may have come weeks too late -- and it may not be executed correctly by those who have been entrusted with the responsibility -- but it is absolutely the right thing to do.  We cannot allow national security to become the hostage of politics, as has too often been the case in recent years.  Now that combat has actually begun, it is absolutely necessary that we set aside hand-wringing and finger-pointing over the past and, instead, commit ourselves to supporting the military as it works for the defeat of the enemy.  This was the standard to which I -- and many others  -- asked the left to adhere during the conflicts of the last decade and it would be tremendously hypocritical of me to abandon it now.There is a case for military action in Libya that does not rest upon empty-headed invocations of the United Nations and the general humanitarian good.  I firmly believe now, as I have always believed, that the decrees of...(Read Full Article)

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