Regions / Libya
Muammar Gaddafi is gaining ground against the opposition in Libya. What should the international community do?
The international community should act now on behalf of the Libyan opposition.
The international community should consider humanitarian intervention in Libya only after a thorough assessment of means and ends.
With Libyan government forces advancing towards the rebel capital of Benghazi, the time for possible military intervention by the U.S. and its NATO or other allies appears to be running short.
Reason must not be supplanted by guilt.
Al Qaeda is itching to become a player in Libya.
Gaddafi's survival is due, in part, to Algeria's military and diplomatic backing.
On Wednesday, Obama said his staff was preparing a "full range of options" for action.
However irrational, Gaddafi was capable of both prescience and irony regarding his region's politics.
We should not repeat the mistake of Iraq. The United States -- or Europe -- should not send troops to Libya except as part of a UN peacekeeping mission.