Ironies Of The Day

Al Jazeera has one:

Now not to suggest any sort of conspiracy theory, but here's quite a coincidence: on March 19, 2003 (i.e. exactly eight years ago), US forces began military operations in the second Iraq War.

And Mark Thompson reminds us:

The operation is taking place under UN Resolution No. 1973, which is interesting: 1973 was the year Congress passed the War Powers Resolution, demanding that a President consult with Congress before deploying forces for any extended military operation. In this case, the Obama Administration consulted far more extensively with its allies in foreign capitals than it did with Congress. That's one key reason why the U.S. will hang back, militarily: Obama could end up in real trouble, politically – perhaps mortally -- if any U.S. military personnel gets killed or captured in the Libyan operation.