Sunday, March 20, 2011

Well, This Didn't Take long

The Arab League did a quick about face today, condemning the air attacks designed to implement the no-fly zone they approved of just 48 hours ago:
Moussa said the Arab League’s approval of a no-fly zone on March 12 was based on a desire to prevent Moammar Gaddafi’s air force from attacking civilians and was not designed to endorse the intense bombing and missile attacks — including on Tripoli, the capital, and on Libyan ground forces — whose images have filled Arab television screens for two days.
What the Hell did the Arab League think was going to happen.  Defense Secretary Robert Gates indicated from the start that bombings and missile attacks to suppress Libyan air defense would be a first step in any no-fly zone effort.  Arab League support was instrumental in moving opinion in both the White House and in the United Nations. So what happened?

Perhaps the Arab League punked Obama into bombing another Arab nation?

1 comment:

Prasad said...

Strike against Libyan forces is very bad