At the moment, stopping the unpredictable Gaddafi is seen as the best option by Arab leaders.
Gaddafi’s plans to cancel oil contracts with Europe may have played a role in the decision to attack him.
Iraq is clearly differentiated from Libya by the political climate and number of forces on the ground.
Libya is in better hands with the UN Security Council.
With Libyan government forces advancing towards the rebel capital of Benghazi, the time for possible military intervention by the U.S. and its NATO or other allies appears to be running short.
Reason must not be supplanted by guilt.
On Wednesday, Obama said his staff was preparing a “full range of options” for action.