It was encouraging that Libyans overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, but unfortunately Islamist radicalism continues to wield violence in that north African country. Americans will remember the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, last September. Incredibly, no one has yet been arrested and charged in that assault. Now a car bomb has been exploded at the French Embassy in Tripoli, injuring two French guards and a Libyan girl. The struggle against such outrageous violence continues, on these shores and abroad.
Today we pause and hope with other Midlanders that recent spits of snow and hail were the season’s last. Much as it pains aching backs, it’s time to get out the planting gloves and lawn mowers and get moving again. It’s time to let children run and play again outside. It’s time for spring.