According to AP it was an "unmistakeable message" to "leave".
Today's news.. Gaddafi told rebels to leave (he's always one for irony). Meanwhile Obama filled out his bracket.
Not sure if the "My Pet Goat" analogy is apt here--perhaps Obama fashions himself a master of Sun Tzu or maybe he's Taoist--but at some point the master has to frigging do something. Quedaffy has the best thug army oil money can buy and the dead citizens he's mown down are still dead, with more to come. With each passing day a no fly zone sounds more ridiculous.
If the cwazy colonel crushes the rebellion he'll either revert to the Moammar of old, the one who once produced WMDs (hey--know thine enemy), or perhaps something worse--he'll dangle the oil contracts and leverage the fecklessness, forcing the west to endure more embarrassing moments like this one. Surely Obama's strategery is close to popping any minute now.
Some called this guy "Clueless Clapper" after his first major experience with the major media; is anyone willing to bet against him now?
James Clapper, the director of US national intelligence, told the Senate armed services committee “the regime will prevail”, forcing the White House into an embarrassing damage control exercise.The same guy once said Saddam's remaining WNDs might have gone to Syria.
“With respect to the rebels in Libya, and whether or not they will succeed or not, I think frankly they’re in for a tough row,” he said, adding the momentum had shifted to Col Gaddafi.