I think I agree with AJ that this was a politically OK move. Morally, well, yeah, no discussion necessary, but politically, yeah. Libya has been slowly integrating back into the 'non-terrorist-nutbar' group of countries for awhile now, so this action seems to follow along with that. I don't foresee any real consequences to US/UK relations - were you talking about something specific, Redneck? I could be wrong, definitely, it just, from a realpolitik perspective, doesn't seem worth it for the US to make anything of this. It's done. And as I mentioned, for good or for bad, Libya is on a trajectory (justified or not) to rejoin the community of non whackjob nations.