A reader writes:

Of course, Andrew, neither you nor anyone should hope for failure in the Libyan effort. But the 'meep meep' strain of your blogging suggests that you're looking for a way Obama's decision/action might be justified.

The tricky question, not addressed by your response to "Freddie": if the end result seems to prove reasonably good, would that put you in the realm of "I was wrong" or rather "you can be reckless and lucky, and we were -- but I maintain that it was wrong to do this"?

The latter, with one caveat. I maintain it was foolish to do this. It may turn out to be right. At this point in time, no one knows.