Liberty for Libya is tantalisingly closePosted on August 8, 2011
I’m on holiday at the moment (in Armenia, since you ask), so keeping up with the pace of news flowing from Libya is rather difficult, and blogging is only possible intermittently.
What seems clear is that liberty for the Libyans is tantalisingly close. There are plenty of issues still to be settled – the final battles for pockets of Tripoli, the fate of Gadaffi and his family, the stability and character of the new Government which replaces him – but it is undeniable that our intervention was the right thing to do.
Back when this conflict started, I wrote this piece outlining the libertarian case for intervention: http://www.crashbangwallace.com/2011/03/18/the-libertarian-case-for-intervention-in-libya/
At the time quite a number of people were convinced deploying NATO air support was the wrong thing to do and was doomed to failure. I hope by now they have changed their minds.