On the way home from work I listened to NPR and it was a discussion about the alliance or whatever it is called that is running the no-fly zone and bombing things in Libya. The question was “what should be done about Qaddafi?” People were suggesting letting him go off into exile because it would stop the fighting and save lives. Accountability? Well sure but if one or the other – exile would be best after all think of the lives saved from a long military action.
I have two proposals:
1. Issue the following statement, “10 million dollars to whomever brings Qaddafi to point X alive or dead. Also 5 million per son – same provisions and the same for the one general who is running one of the 3 militias.”
2. Bomb his residence and anywhere else he is and his 3 militias. Bomb, strategic as best, but keep bombing till their is no more noise.
If you are going to go into fight – go into win as quick as reasonably possible anything is a disgrace to your military and country.
I am not sure we should have got involved in Libya. I guess what I am chewing on is if we – our country and thereby our government – should make a practice of going in and interfering in other countries strife? Obviously it is not USA policy, see Sudan and most African countries for example. I am not an isolationist but where do we draw the line? We are not getting involved in Syria or Bahrain. We did nothing for those in Iran. Is the line based on the pleas on the number of people who approach us to act? Is that fair to the small countries/populations?