I don't normally comment on international issues here if only because there's more than enough people doing that. I've made a few comments regarding Egypt on at least one other blog. I'll mention Libya here if only because of this Reason Magazine commentary that pretty much echoes my feelings. Something not often brought up in much of the discussion I've seen in the blogs.
Anyway, great minds often think alike. An excerpt from the Reason commentary:
"Do we even know that the insurgency we propel to victory will be successful in liberalizing Libya? Foreign policy is infested with black swans. When The New York Times asked Paul Sullivan, a Libya expert at Georgetown University, what we should expect, he answered: "It is a very important question that is terribly near impossible to answer. It could be a very big surprise when Gadhafi leaves and we find out who we are really dealing with." Comforting, no?".
Yep. We may end up finding out we backed the wrong horse. Remember Russian occupied Afghanistan? After this first round of this Libya conflict is over, we may find the new folks in power are as bad or worse than the current regime.