’Canada’s help is required’

John Baird explains why we’re bombing Libya.

That’s what took me to Libya late last month. I wanted to meet senior members of the NTC for myself. I must say they and their organization impressed me.

That is not to say that anything to do with Libya in the coming weeks or months will be easy. No one should be under any false illusions of that. Nor is the NTC likely to be a perfect interim government once Gaddafi is gone. They will likely make mistakes. All governments do from time to time. But their intentions are good. I honestly believe that.