Well, events in the Arab world have continued to progress. Unfortunately, Libyan strongman Moamar Quadaffi is less willing the Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to see the writing on the wall and he has chosen to make war upon his people.
This begs the question: should the US intervene militarily to stop the brutality?
My short answer is no. US intervention gives Quadaffi an enemy to rally his supporters against, and it would take the “Made in Libya” label off of the revolution.
My more complex answer is yes, but only under certain conditions.
First, if a recognizable opposition organization were to emerge and formally ask the US to intervene, I think it could be considered, but frankly, an Arab League or UN force would be more effective.
Second, I could get behind using US airpower to establish air superiority over Libya and deny Quadaffi the ability to strafe and bomb his opposition while allowing events on the ground to play out on a relatively level playing field.