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The fewer bombs dropped, and the more clearly military the targets, the less the risk of hitting a couple of weddings and a marketplace. Anti-aircraft batteries are something you pretty much have to knock out. If you can polish off a tank or two here and there then that's pretty obviously military too.

But going after Qaddafi would mean dropping powder on civilian areas where he might be, or where he might have been an hour ago. Sure, if he's dumb enough to present himself as a target of opportunity inspecting a tank column or a SAM site, then he's too dumb to live. But I think it's wise not to commit to killing him from the air. Last time the Americans tried that, they got a couple of hundred dead civilians, no dead Qaddafi and a thousand or so new mortal enemies for their trouble.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Mar 21st, 2011 at 09:19:16 AM EST
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