Will he risk multiple military quagmires or campaign on a pledge to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Pakistan and drones out of Pakistan and Libya?
How often do empires end well, really? They live vampirically by feeding off others until, sooner or later, they begin to feed on themselves, to suck their own blood, to hollow themselves out.
On the Libyan intervention, the question demands to be asked: Are we winning yet? And if not, why persist in an effort for which great pain is repaid with such little gain?
The critical issue before this nation today is not Libyan democracy; it is American democracy.
Is the US supplying a dictator with arms and training to suppress the Yemeni people?
If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.
Military “solutions” to grave humanitarian crises are tempting, but history shows that they rarely solve anything.
Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.
During war, John Dower explains, “the system filters out the thoughtful and replaces them with the faithful.”