Foreign Policy

Barack Obama Shirks Libya Intervention

Welcome to the Twilight Zone: Britain and France are calling for military action in Libya, but the United States is reluctant. The two European countries said they plan to seek U.N. authorization for the creation of a no-fly zone over Libya, but President Obama, while threatening Muammar Gaddafi with “military options," is apparently reluctant to intervene. One high-level aide tells the New York Times that he is primarily concerned that the U.S. would appear, once again, to be meddling in the Muslim world. “He keeps reminding us that the best revolutions are completely organic,” the official says.