Now the Arab countries are out ahead of President Obama. The consequences of our inaction with respect to our position in the Arab world and with our allies could not be clearer. All of our supposed commitment to democracy and reform is on the line.
True, the United Nations Security Council has not yet agreed. Maybe we should ask Russia and China to approve our federal budget as well.
Anyway, those two repressive regimes can’t really be rooting for rebels, now can they?
I’m not sure what we’re waiting for at this point in order to prevent a genocide in Libya. Maybe we’re waiting for Qaddafi to agree to it.
UPDATE: White House makes usual noises:
Statement from the Press Secretary on Arab League announcements today
We welcome this important step by the Arab League, which strengthens the international pressure on Gaddafi and support for the Libyan people. The international community is unified in sending a clear message that the violence in Libya must stop, and that the Gaddafi regime must be held accountable. The United States will continue to advance our efforts to pressure Gaddafi, to support the Libyan opposition, and to prepare for all contingencies, in close coordination with our international partners.