You know a military operation has problems when…

It’s led by French forces. Fortunately, after some initial French leadership, the big boys took over in Libya. The WSJ reports that American and British forces targeted Libya’s Soviet-era air defense system with a cruise missile barrage.

U.S. and U.K. forces on Saturday unleashed around 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles against Libyan targets. U.S. Vice. Adm. William Gortney told reporters that the missiles, which struck Libya around 3 p.m. EDT, were aimed at more than 20 Libyan air-defense sites.

Good to see that the U.S. will play a major role rather than delegating entirely to European powers. Now that the war has begun in earnest, I sincerely hope that the U.S. and other western powers have the resolve to win the war and the peace afterwards. Eliminating Qaddafi will be worse than worthless if western powers do not commit to making post-war Libya a successful state. Unfortunately, this may be easier said than done.

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