The muddled politics of Libya

August 23rd, 2011

Published on Washington Post, by Aaron Blake, August 22, 2011.

The United States’ involvement in Libya began as a political controversy. But now that the country’s rebel uprising has apparently succeeded, the politics are largely absent. And the truth is that it probably will have very little impact on the 2012 (US) election.

The reason nobody is playing politics with Libya right now is because there is so much that has yet to play out, and basically everyone has an argument about how things either turned out well or could have turned out better … (full text).

Links:

Politics of Lybia on wikipedia;

What’s next in Libya key to US politics, economy, August 23, 2011;

The end of Gadhafi, the beginning of a new tougher Canada, Aug. 23, 2011;

Control of oil set to dominate post-war politics‎, August 23, 2011.

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