I’m hearing noise about a possible U.S. intervention in Libya. It’s an interesting question.
So, does the U.S. invade another foreign country? What would be the consequences, given our long and storied enmity with Qadaffi? Would we be doing the Libyan people a favor, or would it turn into another long Iraq and Afghanistan-esque slog, where we deal with a persistent (possibly mostly foreign) insurgency, porous borders, etc.?
How would it affect Obama’s presidency? Will he side with Reagan and bomb the shit out of parts of Libya, and would it be seen as courting the Republicans if he did? Will we intervene, but with the U.N. as intermediaries?