"The grounds to take action are legion,
When applied to the Middle East region,
That the Libyan rise
Does not compromise
The Egyptian, much less the Tunisian."
US President Barack Obama took to the airwaves last night to explain his typically nuanced approach to foreign intervention to a skeptical audience of hawks and doves. Aside from the prevention of atrocities at the hands of Col. Moammar Qaddafi and his supporters, one of the President's chief objectives is to prevent the spread of chaos to the neighboring countries of Egypt and Tunisia, where nascent democracies are struggling to take root.