Reuters reports that the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has stated that the involvement in Libya will not turn into Iraq style conflict.
This despite the fact that Richard Dannatt, former head of the British army, has noted parallels with the campaign in Iraq.
Hague is quoted:
"It's very different from Iraq because of course in the case of Iraq there were very large numbers of ground forces deployed from Western nations.
That's clearly not the case and it's not going to be the case in Libya. It's right to point to the need for a political process when Gaddafi goes, and that of course is something we discuss with the National Transitional Council in Libya.
They have put forward their plans for that, for an interim government including figures from the regime, for the holding of elections and those are the right plans to put forward."
That's all very well, maybe. However, it may well take a lot more resources/military commitment to remove Gaddafi than are already in "play" there.