Gelb is unhappy about our open-ended role, and subsuming our sovereignty and strength into the politics of NATO as well as with Britain and France:
‘Most certainly, NATO can feel good about saving innocent Libyan lives. But it is very hard to have a good feeling about how and when NATO’s humanitarian intervention will end. And as time passes inconclusively in Libya, it becomes harder still to convince Iran and North Korea that NATO is not a paper tiger.’
It’s still quite a change to have foreign policy guided by these ideals.
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