Our Libyan intervention is likely to be yet another instance of no good deed going unpunished. Even if we succeed in deposing Qaddafi—and that’s doubtful--the extremists throughout the region will turn that success to their recruiting advantage. This is bound to reinforce the notion that we are leading a crusade against Islam.
On Sunday, for once, I found myself in agreement with Monica Crowley, the right-wing woman on the “McLaughlin Group.” She reminded the rest of the group that, just because Qaddafi is scum does not mean that the people trying to unseat him are all wonderful. Libya could very well go from bad to worse. --EFP