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Libya--To Do and Not To Do

Juan Cole offers ten points for Libya's recovery and transition. Lessons from Iraq figure significantly in his advice.

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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.



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Good read, thanks. Also worth at least glancing at the comments.

Very thoughtful link. Cole is a key voice and when he supported the Libya intervention it really made me rethink my opposition. Time has proved him wise, though many on Left now think he has betrayed them. Truly an independent voice. Thanks for linking me to him.

Cole is a terrific commentator on and observer of the Middle East. He was on the mark about Iraq. Though he has been subjected to a good deal of vilification he is always calm, collected, and knowledgeable. A good citizen blogger!

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