Owly,I think that you have

Owly,

I think that you have vastly underestimated the will of Europe.  From the first page of this thread:

I believe that Europe is better positioned to effectively pressure Gadaffi, both because of the economic ties and the less tainted history with the regime.  I would like to see the US back off and allow the EU to aggressively assert their own foreign policy, and then deal with the difficulties of enacting it and the aftermath of unintended consequences.  It would be a good thing for the world if there was a second great power (the EU) aggressively pursuing a liberal, democratic agenda in the world.  (Jay)

Don't make me laugh. The Europeans will sit on their hands and do nothing. Twas ever thus. Look at the Balkans.  (Owly)

From what I understand, the US attempted to destroy Gadaffi's missile defense system today, but is now going to pull back and allow the Europeans to handle this.  This is fantastic news in my opinion, for the reasons listed above.

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