Contra Kristof, Larison argues the case for a no-fly zone is weak:

[I]t is relatively easy to enforce a no-fly zone, but it won’t have that much of an effect on the civil war. It should tell us everything we need to know about how unwise intervening in Libya is that even the most hawkish interventionists aren’t proposing more significant military action right now. It may be that some hawks are trying to get the administration to accept a half-measure in the hope that committing to the half-measure will force the administration into taking additional military action later.  

Along the same lines, another poll shows that Americans have no appetite for intervention in Libya.

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