By Merely Bolstering The Weaker Side, We Are Prolonging Libya's Civil War

04/02/2011 02:36 pm ET | Updated Jun 02, 2011
  • Simon Jenkins The Guardian

Welcome to 21st-century war, liberal style. You do not fix an objective and use main force to get it. You nuance words, bomb a little, half assassinate, scare, twist, spin and make it up as you go along. Nato's Libyan campaign is proving a field day for the new interventionism. Seemingly desperate to scratch another Muslim itch, Britain's laptop bombardiers and their tame lawyers go into a daily huddle to choreograph the latest visitation of death on some wretched foreigners.

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