DIPLOMACY

Clinton’s Key Role in Libya

Hillary Clinton played a major role in the success of the revolution in Libya, The Washington Post reports. After France attacked early and consequently infuriated Italy, the secretary of state kept the coalition from unraveling by lobbying. Though Clinton initially wanted to avoid military action in the nation, thinking that Gaddafi may fall without the help of the West, after various meetings with the leaders of the G8 nations, became a strong advocate for U.S. intervention.