It's a shame the US and everyone else has to put their nose in everybody's business. Yesterday Obama stated the only reason the US stepped in was to keep Gaddafi from slaughtering his own people.
Sure that makes since, in a humanitarian way, but that's none of the US's concern. That's what the people chose to do when they decided to launch a rebellion.
Take for instance the American Revolution, yes you can say the Americans were doing what they saw was right, and that's fine and dandy I'm not against the Libyan rebels causes, let the do what they want. My point comes in when you calculate the British. The British were running an empire does that make them cruel? One could say they were ran by a madman, anyone who uses a Monarchy is freaking idiot...
Also lets take this a little deeper. Has anyone actually checked the price tag that all of this conflict is adding up? Ask Gaddafi, do you want to feed the hungry? HELLO this is in AFRICA strickened with hunger and disease. I'm sure instead of focusing on governmental and political issues for "humanitarian reasons" ie- killing rebels who are (in a sense) hiding amongst innocent civis.
This reminds me of Mutual Assured Destruction, which is stupid! If I attack you with nuclear weapons. You can still retaliate and destroy your attacker.
Hey how come a bunch of countries, that are across the world, are meeting in London to talk about Libya's future? We, as in EVERYBODY are individual, sovereign nation-states we are NOT in any case a united world.
Let these people fight it out on their own terms and we'll see who wins.