Argument: Inaction in Libya would have weakened Arab spring
- Debate: US and NATO intervention in Libya - pro argument.
Text of Obama's Speech On Libya: "A Responsibility To Act." NPR.org. March 28th, 2011: "The democratic impulses that are dawning across the region would be eclipsed by the darkest form of dictatorship, as repressive leaders concluded that violence is the best strategy to cling to power. [...] So while I will never minimize the costs involved in military action, I am convinced that a failure to act in Libya would have carried a far greater price for America."