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.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.