Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Responsibility to What?

"Leading from behind" is indistinguishable from a leadership vacuum:

A series of mysterious airstrikes, which U.S. officials have previously said were carried out by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have reinforced the perception that Libya has become a proxy battleground for larger regional struggles -- with Turkey and Qatar backing the Islamist militias and Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE supporting their opponents.

All five of those states our our friends or allies--one a NATO ally.

Back when we led from the front, we'd have at least gotten all our allies on one side even if some here would question whether we were on the wrong side.