Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's be clear, there is one and only one reason that justifies committing American troops to any form of combat: to protect America and Americans from harm.

And that isn't what is happening in Libya.

The lives of our troops are not tools to be used in attempts to win the hearts and minds of the Arab world or to protect them from the depredations of their leaders.

Here's the test: if sending our troops into combat lowers the long term risk of America being attacked, then by all means, I'm up for giving our troops the orders to attack. If not, then the troops stay in their barracks.