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If We're Bombing Libya, Why Aren't We Bombing Bahrain?

A number of other countries are currently engaged in conflicts that meet Obama's criterion for American intervention. What's keeping us out of them?


In President Obama’s speech on Libya on Monday, he laid out a list of requirements for involvement in foreign matters in which the United States is “not directly threatened, but our interests and values are.” According to his criteria, the U.S. must intervene in nations where:

1. There is a grassroots democratic movement

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