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Sat May 23, 2015, 03:31 PM May 2015

Poll: Because Gaddafi was a bad man, it was OK for the West to help overthrow him? [View all]

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even if that turned Libya into a failed state, helped create ISIS, and made life far worse for the Libyan people.

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Helping to overthrow Gaddafi was the right thing to do
5 (22%)
Helping to overthrow Gaddafi was the wrong thing to do
15 (65%)
Helping to overthrow Gaddafi was incredibly stupid and/or evil
2 (9%)
Manny, you're presenting a false choice because (please indicate below)
0 (0%)
1 (4%)
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Was it right for his people to rebel against him? hrmjustin May 2015 #1
That sounds like a great idea for another poll MannyGoldstein May 2015 #2
This is as good a place as any. hrmjustin May 2015 #6
No. Actually it isn't. truebrit71 May 2015 #25
I can ask here thank you. hrmjustin May 2015 #27
Post removed Post removed May 2015 #29
Who made you the boss of gd? hrmjustin May 2015 #31
??? truebrit71 May 2015 #34
I didn't realize asking a question was dropping a turd. hrmjustin May 2015 #36
LOL! truebrit71 May 2015 #38
Except, 'his people' didn't rebel against him. polly7 May 2015 #37
But Polly7 jamzrockz May 2015 #93
Informative video, thank you! polly7 May 2015 #96
Your mistake is in thinking foreign policy is about right or wrong BainsBane May 2015 #3
I don't see "US interests" in the questions or answers. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #4
Then I suggest you pick up a book BainsBane May 2015 #9
I'm a citizen of the US. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #12
You and I don't make foreign policy BainsBane May 2015 #15
You're addressing a different issue. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #16
That's a weak cop out, Manny BainsBane May 2015 #19
I'm not going to respond to insults well-marbled with nonsense. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #22
You're the one who referred to examples from the Cold War as "Third Way" BainsBane May 2015 #26
+20,000 nt okaawhatever May 2015 #87
Is every democrat you disagree with Third way? hrmjustin May 2015 #24
JFK is Third Way now too! BainsBane May 2015 #30
Up until recently I never even heard of third way. hrmjustin May 2015 #39
LBJ is NOT Third Way Art_from_Ark May 2015 #91
No. nt MannyGoldstein May 2015 #44
Thank you. hrmjustin May 2015 #46
As one of the few people here who've actually LIVED in a dictatorship... brooklynite May 2015 #5
Did we help remove Mubarak? MannyGoldstein May 2015 #7
Well, unlike. Mubarak, Qadaffi was willing to use his military.... Adrahil May 2015 #10
Can you point to examples of how one was obviously worse than the other? MannyGoldstein May 2015 #17
Mubarak willingly stepped down BainsBane May 2015 #32
"Willingly stepped down"? MannyGoldstein May 2015 #41
Yep, and what has gone to fill in that power vacuum? AZ Progressive May 2015 #8
Egypt had the military to fill the vacuum, which certainly was not the most ideal Exilednight May 2015 #35
Probably because Mubarak was a US ally and Qaddafi was not. NuclearDem May 2015 #11
Obama withdrew support for Mubarak before he fell BainsBane May 2015 #33
You mean "before he stepped down willingly" MannyGoldstein May 2015 #42
In the face of popular uprising BainsBane May 2015 #47
Which one? oberliner May 2015 #18
I was an ex-pat in the Philippines when Marcos declared martial law... brooklynite May 2015 #77
So by "lived under a dicatorship" what you actually meant was that Warren Stupidity May 2015 #79
No, what he actually meant is exactly what he said. He DID live under a dictatorship. Your contempt okaawhatever May 2015 #88
He made a ridiculous claim. Warren Stupidity May 2015 #92
Fascinating oberliner May 2015 #80
Right...and I've had a comfortable life throughout... brooklynite May 2015 #83
I lived under a dictatorship jamzrockz May 2015 #94
Destabilizing any country leaves sadoldgirl May 2015 #13
Libya now open for ISIS, Africa destabilized and flooded with guns, new immigration crisis... Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #14
Apparently, many people believe it was a net win. nt MannyGoldstein May 2015 #20
I am sure the arms merchants see it that way. hifiguy May 2015 #23
Sadly Republicans clouded the real issues of US intervention in Libya by extreme focus on Benghazi Cheese Sandwich May 2015 #56
IOKIYAHRC reddread May 2015 #21
Here's a synonym for Clusterfuck or FUBAR ... the Hydra ... every time you cut off one of the libdem4life May 2015 #28
Should we have interferred in the Rwandan genocide? wyldwolf May 2015 #40
You think that was a very-similar situation? nt MannyGoldstein May 2015 #48
In your world, unless two situations are identical they can't be compared? wyldwolf May 2015 #49
We should only step in if we have a good shot at improving the situation, MannyGoldstein May 2015 #51
Interesting reply. So you wouldn't have approved stopping the genocide. wyldwolf May 2015 #54
I said that? MannyGoldstein May 2015 #57
No, and that's the problem. You were vague. wyldwolf May 2015 #58
I think that you and I have a different understanding of the English language. MannyGoldstein May 2015 #61
I think you really don't want to consider Rwanda in this context. wyldwolf May 2015 #66
I'm happy to. nt MannyGoldstein May 2015 #67
but you won't consider it in a post. wyldwolf May 2015 #68
As far as I can tell, I've answered any question that you've asked, MannyGoldstein May 2015 #70
Yes, you've answered every question wyldwolf May 2015 #72
The correct answer is "They did not have any oil" -none May 2015 #50
Is there any situation where "progressives" would consent to killing a dictator? wyldwolf May 2015 #52
What do we have the United Nations for? -none May 2015 #59
We're a member of the UN. England kills a dictator=good. U.S. does it = bad? wyldwolf May 2015 #64
Both are not good. Usually, it is none of our business anyway. -none May 2015 #74
Sure MannyGoldstein May 2015 #60
Tell us what constitutes "just and sensible?" wyldwolf May 2015 #69
"Just" means for true defensive or humanitarian causes, i.e., not to grab land, resources or cash MannyGoldstein May 2015 #73
Probably not..considering I have seen many here MicaelS May 2015 #62
Most truthful answer of the three given to my question. wyldwolf May 2015 #63
How does anyone think how we would feel if some other country decided to invade and overthrow -none May 2015 #43
Yes. The hypocrisy is stunning. polly7 May 2015 #45
No one. No one at all.`But we keep poking other countries with sticks until they do something in -none May 2015 #55
Please, Jeebus, let the primaries start tomorrow and end the day after. Buzz Clik May 2015 #53
It's like being forced to go to a lousy movie E-V-E-R-Y day. same ol' plot, same characters. BlueJazz May 2015 #75
Intolerable? Fumesucker May 2015 #76
I need to work on taking your approach. n/t Buzz Clik May 2015 #82
Don't hate the player, love the game Fumesucker May 2015 #85
Sit back and laugh. zappaman May 2015 #98
Other. I don't think it has ever worked out well for any country that Autumn May 2015 #65
I think Libya would be an issue irrespective of the primaries betterdemsonly May 2015 #71
Unintended consequences Spider Jerusalem May 2015 #78
False Choice rock May 2015 #81
Over throwing him was an incredibly Aerows May 2015 #84
"bad man" compared to whom? nt kelliekat44 May 2015 #86
The UN authorized intervention in Libya at the behest of France and the UK primarily pampango May 2015 #89
The French Revolution was a failure. A little man with a big ego went Exilednight May 2015 #90
Exposed: The "Humanitarian" War In Libya polly7 May 2015 #99
Create a vacuum in a place filled with angry hornets. 99Forever May 2015 #95
On Libya and the Unfolding Crises ( 2011 ) Jefferson23 May 2015 #97
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