While it always seems good to see the death of a tyrant, it does bring up some questions for me:
1. Do we really have the right to enter into another nation and topple its leaders without a clear US need to do so?
2. Why do we choose to topple a tyrant like Qaddafi, and not topple tyrants in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Yemen, Pakistan, Venezuela, Bolivia, etc?
3. Who is to decide which nation’s leader is a tyrant or not?
4. If we break a nation, must we really have to fix it? And if so, then why are we leaving Afghanistan while it is still broken?
5. Is it okay for a president to send in troops or engage in combat activities for longer than 90 days without Congress’ specific approval? (when does “days, not weeks” turn into months or years?)
6. Do we get involved in pushing the winners to choose someone to our own liking? Or do we allow them to develop their own government, risking them developing a radical government, or a corrupt one (like Hamid Karzai’s Afghan government)?
7. Should we be spending billions of dollars on foreign wars when our own nation is drowning in trillions of dollars of debt?
8. Do you feel Barack Obama has earned his Nobel Prize for Peace? (I would ask about Bush, but they never offered him one)