March 23, 2011

MICHAEL BARONE: The Damning Contradictions Of Obama’s Attack on Libya. I’ve got no problem with taking down Khaddafy, which has been a U.S. goal for decades. I just think we’re bungling it. Waging war halfheartedly, on the cheap, and by committee is not a formula for success.

UPDATE: Who’s in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart. Like I said. So where’s that “smart diplomacy” we were promised? I guess in the same place as the “fiscal sobriety.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: Victor Davis Hanson weighs in. Under Bush, we were the world’s policeman. Under Obama, the world’s Keystone Kops.