I was never a fan of Ghadafi, no matter how you spell his name. And I certainly was hoping for a quick end to Saddam Hussein. But I don't consider invading, bombing, trying to sway their citizens with sophisticated marketing techniques to vote or anoint in whatever way the "leader" the foreign country prefers. (Oops! That's an awfully constructed sentence.)
Maybe I sound like a broken record. Maybe I just sound stupid. Maybe I am stupid. I, who was raised in post-World War Two America, who was educated to believe in each people's right of self-determination, who observed how the well-meant American assistance to non-communist Vietnam became the most hated and reviled war of the twentieth century, can't understand how the United States, even under a Democratic president, is taking part in the attack on Libya.
Israel was condemned when a known terrorist was killed in Dubai. I have no idea if the terrorist really was killed by the Mossad, but I do consider that who/whatever did it was a much more moral than all of those countries involved in invading, bombing, trying to influence internal foreign politics etc.
I'm not embarrassed to say that I just don't understand what's going on here. I don't agree with what the United States and the European allies are doing.
And while I'm at it, I'd like to remind all of you that even though I have a legal right to vote in American Elections I don't, because I live in Israel, not in the United States. I'll follow that further. No country or foreign official has the right to instruct Israel in internal matters, and that includes where we build and what's needed for our security.