Yesterday, Marisol wrote: “Tomorrow, or soon, they will pillory us again as the ‘world’s policeman.'” And here we are. These strikes against Libya are disastrously wrongheaded and play into the hands of Islamic supremacists, but that doesn’t stop the Arab League from using them to play the victim card and try to stir up a little defensive jihad.
“Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya,” from AP, March 20 (thanks to JCB):
CAIRO — The head of the Arab League has criticized international strikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.
The Arab League’s support for a no-fly zone last week helped overcome reluctance in the West for action in Libya. The U.N. authorized not only a no-fly zone but also “all necessary measures” to protect civilians.
Amr Moussa says the military operations have gone beyond what the Arab League backed.
Moussa has told reporters Sunday that “what happened differs from the no-fly zone objectives.” He says “what we want is civilians’ protection not shelling more civilians.”…