it is a different situation

Differences remain in how EU member states approach certain foreign and security policy issues, reflecting the different historical experiences and foreign policy traditions of the European nations in the 20th century.
These differences were even more pronounced during the Iraq war ndash; and in some earlier cases in the post-Cold War era ndash; than they are now.
In these earlier cases, the countries of Europe encountered challenges that presented greater moral, political and strategic difficulties than the intervention in Libya.Nevertheless, the current discussions about Libya within the EU should not be overestimated as a sign of dissension.
While the Iraq war indeed constituted a rather sobering episode in the history of CFSP (Common Foreign and Security Policy) , today’s Western int…

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