I do not think I have ever seen a city so methodically reduced to rubble as Misrata. I remember Huambo, in Angola. I witnessed the suffering of Sarajevo and of Vukovar. But then I look over the ruins of Tripoli Street.
Without reforms, we will not see improvement in peace efforts. Untold billions of dollars will continue to be lost and wasted and incredible humanitarian disasters will continue to unfold. It does have to be this way.
It is clear to see why investors place so much emphasis on the oil price as a dictator of Russia's financial health. Supplying some 11.4% of the world's oil supply last year, Russia is the "biggest single source outside the OPEC cartel."
The War Powers Act, created after Vietnam to ensure checks and balances during wartime situations, limits the president's ability to commit armed forces to conditions that are not present in the case of Libya.