The Obama doctrine: Are you a believer in cautious intervention? (POLL)
He said that it was America's "responsibility" to intervene in Libya.
"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and - more profoundly - our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action," he said.
A look at the facts, however, reveals some potential contradictions in his policy of only intervening in the face of brutal atrocities. What do you think?
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