Gene Healy: Three Years After US Intervention, Libya's an Even Bigger Disaster



Libya suffered through an eventful St. Patrick's Day on Monday: car bomb attacks in Benghazi killed at least eight people, and the U.S. Navy SEALs scored "one for the Morning Glory" by capturing the runaway oil tanker bearing that name in order to return it to the Libyan government, such as it is. Three years ago today, President Obama announced that America would "not stand idly." Gene Healy suggests that looking back, the intervention appears to have been a moral vanity project carried out by careless people who couldn't be bothered to worry about unintended consequences.