How the War in Libya Is Like Fast Food


According to Muammar Qaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam:

"[Libya] is a piece of cake: rich, full of gas, oil, and we have more than $100 billion deposits abroad .... Listen, NATO and rebels both are in a hurry, they want to finish as soon as possible because they are hungry, they are tired, they want to share the cake. It’s like, for them, Libya is like fast food, like McDonald’s, fast. Because everything should be fast: fast war, fast airplanes, fast bullets, fast victory."

That's a dumb analogy. Fast airplanes and fast bullets tend to be major components of most wars. Slow bullets kind of defeat the purpose of bullets. Also, McDonald's isn't generally known for cake. A better example of how the war in Libya is like fast food: It seemed like a good idea at first, and now we're nauseous and never want to do it again.

NATO’s Libyan War Is ‘Like Fast Food,’ Qaddafi’s Son Says [Lede/NYT]