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The End For Gaddafi

By Matthew Yglesias on August 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

"The End For Gaddafi"

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Given that I’ve mostly been critical of the western intervention in Libya, I’ll hand the microphone over to the enthusiastic Juan Cole for his take on the uprising in Tripoli that led to the end of Muammar Gaddafi and his regime.

Beyond that, let’s wish the best of luck to the people of Libya. Part of the problem with this intervention has always been that the fall of a dictator seems to me just as likely to lead to a bloody civil war or a new dictatorship as the emergence of a humane and stable regime. The effort to build a better future really only starts today.

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