The Obama administration's characterization of the use of force in Libya solely as a humanitarian intervention cannot hide the reality of what war is. The attempt to assert that this is not a war does violence to the English language.
If regime change is the price of peace there will be no peace in Libya, and consequently, millions will be caught up in an intensifying civil war -- if we diverted one humanitarian crisis, we are about to start another.
Since my initial request to visit Bradley Manning, the Department of Defense has consistently sought to frustrate any attempts to communicate with him regarding his well-being.
Instead of answers and accountability for the potential mistreatment of Pfc. Manning, the Department of Defense only offers fake transparency in the form of a guided tour of his new prison.