Libya: Costs outweigh benefits

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October 24, 2011
Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow  
Posted in Commentary

"Even if the Libyan war counts as an American victory, the benefits pale compared to the costs. Libya gave the lie to the dubious doctrine of Responsibility to Protect. This was no humanitarian operation. Yes, the Qaddafi regime was brutal, but its forces had massacred no civilians before the campaign to 'save' the Libyan people. Like other civil wars in Third World countries, this one generated most of its killing through the fighting itself." (10/21/11)

http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=13787  

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