Italian Report: US Pressured Berlusconi to Support Libya Campaign

Posted by John Rosenthal

Back in late March, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. had been asked to intervene in Libya by NATO allies, including Italy. Now, however, according to revelations in Il Corriere della Sera, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confided to colleagues that Italy was in fact pressured to participate in the Libya [...]

Our Principles? The Libyan Insurrection and the Mohammed Cartoons

Posted by John Rosenthal

“We must stand alongside those who believe in the same core principles,” President Obama said in his speech Monday night justifying American military intervention in Libya. But there is reason to doubt that the eastern Libyan forces opposed to the rule of Moammar al-Gaddafi do share our core principles — at any rate, if by [...]

Don’t “Bomb Libya”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Michael Ledeen makes what strikes me as a remarkably flip suggestion on Pajamas Media. See my response on the “Tatler” blog here.