- It cost $1 billion as compared to Iraqi's $1 trillion
- It cost not American lives while Iraq cost 5,000
- It was done at a strategic pace and not forced into action via arrogance and incompetence
- It was able to gain the complicit cover of the United Nations, certain members of the Arab League and of course 4 African Colonizers from Europe
The greater difference between Iraq and Libya is that the New York Times, Washington Post nor any "mainstream" media source will need to later apologize for failing to scrutinize what they were sold as a justification for war and then later participating in the jingoism that ensued. As Zakaria said - Americans like to win.
If the US military learned from the mistakes in Iraq and chose to use Libyan Rebels to do the ground killing - I hope that with the "next next war" that the American anti-war progressives will also learn from Libya and either give the enemy president the same cover as they did Obama or they realize that the friendly president, if not challenged is going to keep taking the nation into "efficient wars".