One of the problems of western foreign policy is that it suffers from a short attention span. Just as we took our eye off the ball in Afghanistan to deal with Iraq, we are at risk of losing sight of Libya when dealing with problems in the Middle East. As Syrian rebels fight for freedom from Assad’s tyranny, we must not forget that, in the countries where the Arab spring began, the transition from dictatorship to democracy is not complete.
Britain can take great pride in its role in the liberation of Libya. But while Gaddafi has gone, the new government still has much to do.… Seguir leyendo »