What the West must do also

The use of Apache gunships in Libya by a gung-ho David Cameron means that the UK is about to make a deeper mess in Libya than there is now. Just as Bush and Blair did in Iraq, and just as NATO is presently doing in Afghanistan, we’ll probably set Libya back 50 or 100 years into ethnic and religious tribalism. It takes generations for cultures to change. Do Cameron and Obama and Sarkozy never read their history books — about the centuries it took for Europe to finally overcome the thought-control of the Christian Church and allow independent thinking? What’s more, cultures can only radically change from within.

2011-06-05

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