Saturday, January 21, 2012

Where Is Professor Juan Cole When Libya Needs Him?

Protesters storm provisional government headquarters in Benghazi, Libya. If only Professor Juan Cole was there to assuage those who have suffered thousands of bombs, deaths, and chaos from NATO's "humanitarian" intervention. Dr. Cole tends to support the early militaristic phase of intervention and then, after the dust settles and brutalized people awaken and protest, he pivots to "criticism"(e.g. Iraq, Afghanistan). Or he could just remain silent(e.g. Serbia).  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You've placed him in a lose/lose situation. There is nothing wrong with supporting an intervention and then disagreeing with how things are handled.

Damned if you have an opinion, damned if you don't and blamed if you're opinion turns out to have negative results.