In his pogge post: "So how'd that Libya thing work out?"
So I'd like to suggest that next time around, or for that matter this time around (Syria) we just keep in mind how, no matter how good the spin for any given military intervention seems to be, it is almost certainly a really horrible, evil idea, insane from the perspective of anything except advancing imperialism. The complexities of such situations are dwarfed by the mindboggling nastiness that will be the result of imperialist intervention. There are vanishingly few situations so bad that military intervention by the US and hangers-on such as Canada can't make them heartbreakingly worse.
Indeed. It's amazing how even progressives forget that our political masters are inhuman scum-bags when it comes to foreign policy. For some reason, we imagine that they're genuinely concerned with ending human suffering somewhere in the world when their full-time job is CAUSING human suffering.
It's not even the case that they can "do the right thing for the wrong reasons." That assumes that the US government doesn't have the intention and the means to convert any country into a corrupt puppet-state that milks its own resources and neglects its own population in return for US military support and a cut of the swag.