I'm confused....given that Kadaffi seems more than able to find soldiers and people to support him (even if he is paying them)...given that half the country seems to still follow the Green Book Nutcase...what is this amorphous, unified, singular, virtuous entity "The Libyan People" that we are raining death from the skies upon to support?
I'm confused as to why we are not imposing a similar No Fly Zone and Cease Fire in Bahrain as well. Why not? Especially since the Bahraini royal family is now shipping in mercenaries and foreign troops to gun down the protestors in Manama as well.
For that matter...why is there no U.N. resolution and no French airplanes dropping bombs on Washington? The Bush/Obama Administration (one seamless continuity, imo) has certainly massacred far more civillians than Kadaffi. And, the massacre is ongoing. Kadaffi hasn't turned any city into a focal point of birth defects and cancer like the good ol' U.S. Shock and Awe campaign did to Fallujah.
Irrational, reflexive patriotism is as bad as any fundamentalist religion. Skepticism is the only proper approach.