Did Toppling Qaddafi Benefit Americans?

Andrew Sullivan —  Feb 24 2012 @ 8:04pm

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is pessimistic:

The argument that an intervention in Libya was in the U.S.’s strategic interest was tenuous from the outset, and it remains unclear that a single American interest was advanced by this military commitment. At this point, the intervention doesn’t appear to have bought us any tangible goodwill in the Arab street, and may have helped to severely destabilize the northern region of a country that, as of 2006, produced 1.8 million barrels of oil per day.