With vast oil reserves but a deeply divided country, Libya is vulnerable to outside powers after Gaddafi's death.
The United States should work to change the game altogether through engaging Pakistan in new ways, including increasing humanitarian aid and supporting stronger democratic institutions.
With Osama bin Laden's demise, it's high time that our leaders realize that short-term gains from alliances with tyrannical regimes aren't worth the long-term problems they foster.
The Arab Spring requires a consistent approach to the shared clarion call of freedom throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Ultimately, the administration is unlikely to use Libya as a precedent for intervention anywhere else.
The Obama administration has hardly said a peep about the need for democracy in Saudi Arabia or the other oil-rich states of the Gulf, even as those regimes are cracking down on the small but growing number of democracy activists in their midst.
When there's no oil, there's no intervention.
What's wrong with me, Doc?