Monday, March 21, 2011

House of Commons votes to support action in Libya

This evening the House of Commons overwhelmingly supported of international action against the Gaddafi regime in Libya. Only 13 MPs voted against the motion and no Liberal Democrats were among them.

I too support the motion, as it would have been more than I could stomach to see Britain sit back and do nothing while Gaddafi massacred his opponents

How things will turn out in the long run is, of course, far from clear. But the current action does expose the dishonesty of Blair's argument over Iraq that no policies are available in such situations other than mounting an invasion and doing nothing.

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