The President's address last night explaining why we had a responsibility to act in Libya.
It seems clear that our actions have already prevented large scale massacres. That seems a good enough justification for military action. Now, of course people have a right to worry about the cost and scale of this mission from the American point of view. We have reason to be concerned about the scope of our future involvement. But we also can't expect to know all the answers in advance, and we are just going to have to live with some uncertainty. For the moment, I just have to admire the courage and hope for the success of a ragtag rebel force using pick-up trucks to attack the tanks of the dictator's army. The president's speech also reminds us that the problems in Libya and in the region cannot be solved solely by military means, and cannot be solved by the United States alone.