Friday, March 18, 2011

Here's hoping

My general agreement with the UN security council's decision to authorise the use of military force against the Gaddafi regime is, at the moment, tinged by sadness on two issues.

First, it may be too little, too late, though this doesn't negate, in my view, the point of trying to salvage what one can from this not at all optimistic-looking situation.

Second, I'm disappointed not only that the Luftwaffe will not be taking part (except, perhaps, as crew in AWACS planes) but also that Germany didn't use its vote on the security council in favour of the operation.

Yet another embarrassing misstep by an increasingly embarrassing government.

Ah well.

Far more importantly: here's hoping that the bombs fall only where they should and that the aircrews make it back safely.

3 comments:

Frau Mahlzahn said...

The Sueddeutsche is all over Westerwelle -- and he deserves every little bit of it.

So long,
Corinna

John Carter Wood said...

Oh yeah. But that the Süddeutsche is going after him is not so surprising. The fact that Stern and the Financial Times Deutschland are doing likewise is more telling, perhaps.

Frau Mahlzahn said...

Well, yeah -- but still: very enjoyalbe, ;-).

So long,
Corinna