Monday, March 7, 2011

Establishing a no-fly zone in Libya

When you've got a hammer....everything looks like a nail.

Why isn't the emphasis on a massive logistical/humanitarian relief? As Jim Gavin, famous American general, said about the folly of abdicating foreign policy to the military:

"Military people can always rationalize almost any problem's becoming military and thus susceptible to a military solution."

James M. Gavin
On to Berlin
"A fighting general's true story of airborne combat in World War II"
Viking Press, 1978, pg. 355-357