The neoconservatives’ resident warmongering lunatic, ‘Mad’ Max Boot, writing in Commentary, has called for a ‘Libyan stabilisation force’ to be ready to go in to occupy Libya after Gaddafi falls.
Boot arrogantly seems to think that the Libyan people will not be able to look after their own affairs after they have ousted Gaddafi. Of course, his real concerns are far more about keeping Islamists out of power and ensuring that Libya’s resources don’t fall into the ‘wrong’ hands, i.e., China and/or Russia, than any concern for the future of the Libyan people.
One wonders why Boot didn’t suggest the same for a post-Mubarak Egypt or Tunisia though I’m sure he will if it looks like the Yemen dictator is ousted. And how about Syria?
So far, ‘Mad’ Max is on his own among neocons with this ridiculous idea, but for how long?