Sunday, March 20, 2011

Neocon (Uh-Oh Version)

It's one thing to run for president because you opposed the Iraq War and then turn neocon. It's another to be burned by the Arab League within 24 hours of offensive action in the first war you did not inherit from your predecessor. From (Libya Live blog):

"13.58 Rather worryingly the Arab League has criticised the air strikes against Libya despite being at the forefront of calls for a no-fly zone. Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa said:

QuoteWhat has happened in Libya differs from the goal of imposing a no-fly zone and what we want is the protection of civilians and not bombing other civilians...From the start we requested only that a no-fly zone be set up to protect Libyan civilians and avert any other developments or additional measures.

This appears to show that the Arab League believes report from Gaddafi that civilians have been killed during Coalition air strikes. It begs the question whether Britain, America and France will continue with their military plans without Arab support. A press conference has been scheduled in about two hours where we will be seeking further clarification."

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1 comment:

  1. The plan to impose a no fly zone required taking out air defense sites in Libya. It's odd that the Arab League supported any UN action, or even requested it, but it's to be expected that they now take issue with it.