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Libya should be Europe's problem – not America's

http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0316/Libya-should-be-Europe-s-problem-not-America-s

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Libya should be Europe's problem – not America's
European powers can no longer act as casual bystanders expecting the US to resolve strategic challenges in Libya and the Middle East. Washington should tell Europe to put its own money – and troops, if necessary – where its own strategic interests lie.

By Leon T. Hadar
posted March 16, 2011 at 11:20 am EDT

Washington
During his second year in office, French President Nicolas Sarkozy initiated the formation of a Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) as part of a strategy to promote stability and prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.

Under Mr. Sarkozy’s proposed UfM, European, Middle Eastern, and North African countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea would form a loose economic community. It would promote political and economic liberalization and also address immigration, ener…