We Should Never Have Wasted Money Overthrowing Gadaffi: Here's Why!
Being a commentator "against" a war is a very easy position to take, especially once the war has reached its messy conclusion and things haven't worked quite out as planned. The obvious example of this was the Iraq war: the anti-war crowd can point to disasters like the pillaging of the art treasures in Baghdad museum, the factionalism, the war crimes, the civilian (and military) casualties, and (a particularly bitter one with me) the abject humiliation of the British army in Basra - and crow about how wise they were to oppose it all along.
And they can get away with this, secure in the knowledge that there is no parallel world - visible through a handy viewing screen - in which we can observe what would have happened had we chosen not to go to war and had Saddam Hussein remained in power. I'm not saying they're right or wrong; maybe it would have been better if we hadn't wasted all that manpower and money making ourselves so unpopular. All I'm saying is that it doesn't make you the King of Wisdom to boast you were against a particular war. It's the safe, easy position to take.
That said, I'm going to boast now that I was against the Libyan intervention from the start. I argued against it at my Telegraph blog. I think I even argued against it here at Ricochet. And after what has happened since, I feel thoroughly vindicated.
Have a look at this video and see if you agree. The graveyard they are desecrating is a Commonwealth war grave yard in Benghazi.