Wednesday, March 30, 2011

U.S. wants other nations to pitch in on Libya

From the Washington Post:
President Obama has touted his emphasis on multilateralism in the U.S. military intervention in Libya, but — for political, operational and legal reasons — his “coalition of the willing” is smaller than any major multilateral operation since the end of the Cold War.
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Although the Libya intervention was endorsed by the Arab League, the endorsement doesn’t require any Arab countries to contribute materially to the effort, said David Bosco, an assistant professor at American University.
The Arab world is not yet equipped to deal with modernity, in so many ways, this is just one more.

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