With regard to Libya Obama says
“This is not an outcome that the United States or any of our partners sought. But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.”
But hold on. Not so long ago he said something very different. Not so long ago genocide was not enough to maintain US involvement.
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there.
And not just in Iraq:
“We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven’t done. Those of us who care about Darfur don’t think it would be a good idea,” he said.