I am all for people fighting for democracy, and I was as riveted by what happened in Egypt and Tunisia, saddened by the actions in Bahrain and Yemen. But, I liked our position as observers of the dramas unfolding. I liked the statements here and there. I might even have been alright with some intervention, but not when we're in the midst of two wars. I am fucking tired of military interventions. I am fucking tired of hearing about war, and hearing about defense contractors, and hearing about unaccounted for money going to war and defense contractors. I am tired of hearing about the need to nation build in Afghanistan. Take a look around the United States.
I understand when circumstances come your way, and you have to deal with them. I still see going after bin Laden in that light (and remain amazed that the world didn't land on President Bush's head when he abandoned that little mission for the Iraq folly). Libya is not a circumstance that has come our way. To me, our reasons for engagement there are as weak as our reasons for engagement in Iraq. There are times when you simply say no and let the chips fall as they may.