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The case for intervention in North Africa remains a strong one

By Jonathan Freedland  /  The Guardian, LONDON

It won’t happen immediately: The dictator could remain in place, ruling over part of a divided Libya for a long time to come. However, as Miliband says, “stalemate is better than slaughter.”

These are questions that those who advocate this intervention, and interventionism in general, need to answer. Otherwise, too many will conclude that their idea is admirable in theory — but dangerous in practice.

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