After The Intervention

National Review wants "a no-fly zone and a no-drive zone" around "the de facto rebel capital of Benghazi to prevent Qaddafi’s armored vehicles from entering the city. " Douthat counters:

[T]he lesson of Iraq isn’t that we can’t execute a tactically-successful military intervention. It’s that even the greatest power in the world needs to think long and hard about what happens after the intervention. And National Review’s preferred course promises a very, very long “after” for America in Libya.