The end of the Qadaffi regime in Libya is a victory for the Libyan people and for the broader cause of freedom in the Middle East and throughout the world. This achievement was made possible first and foremost by the struggle and sacrifice of countless Libyans, whose courage and perseverance we applaud. We also commend our British, French, and other allies, as well as our Arab partners, especially Qatar and the UAE, for their leadership in this conflict. Americans can be proud of the role our country has played in helping to defeat Qaddafi, but we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our airpower.
According to them, we should have been more active sooner. Seriously, how many wars do we need to be fighting? Who are we to say that democracy is the preferred mode of governing? Our role is not to police the world, overthrowing governments that do not meet with our standards, and establishing “democratic governments” in the wake of our involvement. We should be active in peacemaking, not warmaking.