Actually, removing Qaddafy is not the objective. The fact that Qaddafy is the ONLY "threat" to Libyan civilians should not have an impact on this decision. We'll leave the threat in place, but make sure he's not a threat. Or something.
And we went there because we're humanitarians. Yemen, Somalia? Sure, they're problems, but they're not "humanitarian" problems. See?
So why are we here?
...Denis McDonough, told reporters Monday that the administration doesn't "get very hung up on this question of precedent."
"We don't make decisions about questions like intervention based on consistency or precedent," McDonough said.Shades of LBJ's maps! Now we pick "humanitarian" winners and losers based on what the President thinks is a good target today.
Uh-huh. That's gotta inspire our Armed Forces.