Why Libya?

Dagny was never able to discover what influences prompted James Taggart to build a railroad branch from Texas into the wilderness of San Sebastian. It seemed likely that he did not know it himself: like a field without a windbreak, he seemed open to any current, and the final sum was made by chance.
Atlas Shrugged, p. 56.

This strikes me as a reasonably accurate description of the thought process that led Britain, France, and the U.S. to intervene in a civil war in the wilderness of Libya.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 01, 2011 07:25 PM | Send

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