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mikesilvia
09-18-2012, 01:30 AM
What lessons can be learned from events in Libya? That nothing good will come out of the Arab Spring? That Arabs are volatile, easily excitable and prone to acting out? That the United States, Mitt Romney notwithstanding, cannot control everything or that the United States, Mitt Romney more to the point, has tried to control nothing? In other words, is this what happens when the U.S. is "leading from behind"?This phrase, you might remember, was coined in reference to Barack Obama's reluctance to take the lead in the NATO air campaign that toppled the dictatorship of Moammar...

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