In Libya, Sleep-Walking Their Way To Day 60
On Friday it will be 60 days since Obama announced "a limited military action (to) protect Libyan civilians" - thus marking the end of its supposed legality under the War Powers Act. Despite the apparent lack of any progress there, the former lawyer has made no move to end or make legal his action. The other day, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called it "a limited kinetic action" - though he conceded it probably felt like a "war" to Libyans. Words, words. The ones that matter: With no clear legal, moral or political mandate, the air strikes are killing civilians.