We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Obama's excuse was prevention of mass murder of the insurgents. I don't think that is sufficient cause for what he has done, but understand the argument.
However, I think all that is really occuring is that Libya is being set up for even more extensive mass murders and genocide, once the insurgents find they can't slug it out with the professionals. Eastern Libya will flow with blood and be dotted with mass graves in the desert. And Libya's dictator isn't growing any more forgiving or soft hearted since he's had to fight so hard to keep from being deposed.
We're setting the insurgents up for this massacre, just like we did at Bay of Pigs, the Montagnards of SE Asia, and the Kurds of Iraq. Because politically we won't be able to commit US ground forces. We can lay that at Obama's feet when it happens.