"ordered our armed forces to help protect the Libyan people from the brutality of (Gaddafi with an operation of) limited scope and specific purpose," adding "it's in our national interest to act. And it's our responsibility."
-- it's lawless aggression;
-- the supreme crime against peace;
-- targeting another nonbelligerent country;
-- the same criminality committed against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and other nations attacked to advance America's imperium globally.
Its longstanding goal is conquering, colonizing, dominating, terrorizing, and exploiting nations politically, economically and militarily - America's real "national interest."
Obama is just the latest hired hand, furthering Washington's rogue agenda - pressuring, intimidating and/or terror bombing countries to comply, slaughtering civilians to protect them, destroying their countries for their own good, while lying about America's good intentions that, in fact, seek only to make the world safe for capital, not people.