A conservative's guide to responding to Libya

Need to attack President Obama's handling of this complex situation but don't know how? Our flowchart can help

Published March 23, 2011 6:20PM (EDT)

Are you a conservative pundit, elected official or presidential contender? Having trouble figuring out what you're supposed to say about this whole thing in Libya? Obama bad, sure. But Gadhafi also bad, and bombs good! What a conundrum!

People in the press, on the Internet, and in the government are having a serious and passionate debate about the merits, goals, legality and morality of the bombing campaign -- but that whole "nuance" thing is best left to Democrats, French people and other effete non-Americans. Conservatives need a stark, binary black-and-white approach to every major issue. And we're here to help. Just answer these simple yes-or-no questions, and find your sound bite!

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By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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