A little over a week into the multi-national military intervention last year in Libya, President Obama boasted that it only took his administration 31 days to intervene compared to the year it took international forces to send air power. Obama made the comparison to Bosnia with Libya, and now many are making the same with Syria.
Is the comparison valid? Edward Djerejian is the former ambassador to Syria under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He is also the founding director of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.