David Cameron knows what to do about Libya, but does Barack Obama?

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Author(s) Matthew d'Ancona
Source The Daily Telegraph
Date March 12, 2011
URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/matthewd_ancona/8378379/David-Cameron-knows-what-to-do-about-Libya-but-does-Barack-Obama.html
Quotes-start.png The argument for intervention in Libya is not purely or even primarily humanitarian, however. Even if one sets aside its importance as an oil-producing nation, Libya remains central to Britain's strategic and commercial interests in the region. It is noticeable that as the West (apart from Britain and France) has wavered, Gaddafi has grown in confidence. What signal will it send if the mad colonel is now left to crush the rebels, embark upon bloody reprisals, and embrace pariah status once more? Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should impose a no-fly zone on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.