It’s late at night and I’ve other things to attend to.
Military intervention in Libya would be an extraordinarily bad idea, an adventure that could easily go wrong and cost us a lot of blood and treasure and produce no tangible benefit to the USA, to Libya, or to anyone else.
If the rebels form a coherent government and request imposition of a no-fly zone, and if that no-fly zone is approved by an international coalition (say, NATO, if not the UN) that is willing to shoulder the burden of doing that, I’m not 100% averse to the US participating. But I am averse to us going it alone.
This revolution belongs to the Libyan people, for better or for worse. I relish the idea of a Qadaffi-less Libya. But I have a great fear that if we intervene, things will work out very badly in the long run.