The Biggest Moon
I wondered how the inhabitants of Libya were feeling about it - not a romantic symbol there, but a night-light for war machines. It creates a kind of ache in the stomach. Now, after the relief of the UN intervention - the feeling that at last someone was going to do something - there is only uneasiness about death and destruction caused by our own missiles and wariness about the supposedly altruistic motives that are behind them. The best summing up of the case is given by the arab journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in the Independent. Well worth reading for its honest analysis of the moral issues.
Photo Bryan Jones