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Memo to President Obama: Don't Stand in Sarkozy's Way in Libya

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the annals of Franco-U.S. relations, this is a rare moment indeed when the French can bail America out of an ill-conceived foreign intervention of its own making.

The Chances of Success in Libya

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

Gaddafi Forces Retreat From Key City After Airstrikes

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya — International airstrikes forced Moammar Gadhafi's tanks to roll back from the western city of Misrata on Wednesday, a local doctor...

Libya No-Fly Zone Could Cost Coalition Over $1 Billion

Reuters/The Huffington Post | David Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 1:43:20 AM By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The no-fly zone over Libya could end up costing the Western coalition more t...

Freed New York Times Journalists Speak About Captivity

The New York Times | Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario, Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Our driver, Tyler and Anthony shook their heads, but within seconds, the reality dawned on us. Unlike the rebels in their mismatched uniforms, track s...

Obama: Gaddafi May Wait Out Assault

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 1:03:24 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may try to wait out a no-fly zone and military assault that has dama...

Obama's Stupid, Reckless War

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

As we have learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, war is rarely quick, and it is never easy. If it is a limited campaign, as he assures Americans it is, the results must be clear and decisive.

U.S. Military 'Considering All Options' In Response To Libya Violence

AP/The Huffington Post | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Muammar Gaddafi's snipers and tanks are terrorizing civilians in the coastal city of Misrata, a resident said, and the U.S. mil...

Jason Linkins

Donald Trump Expands On His 'Screw Them'-Based Foreign Policy Platform | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump offered America some insight yesterday into how he would conduct foreign policy in the unlikely event that he becomes president of these United States: he would "screw" our enemies by leasing them land and then denying them the right to use that land, while keeping the money.

Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

If protecting civilians from evil dictators were the goal, there's an easier, safer way than aerial bombardment for the U.S. and its allies to consider: Simply stop arming and propping up evil dictators.

Libya and Obama's Embrace of the Imperial Presidency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.

'Gaddafi Is Killing Civilians'

AP/The Huffington Post | By RYAN LUCAS and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BU MARIEM, Libya -- An American fighter jet crashed in Libya's rebel held east, both crew ejecting safely as the aircraft spun from the sky during the...

Making Friends Wherever We Go

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schmock

U.S. Military Plane Crashes In Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON -- A U.S. military jet crashed in Libya after an equipment malfunction but its two crewmembers ejected and are safe, the U.S. military said Tue...

Stalemate Feared In Libya

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 22, 2011 1:12:21 AM By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy TRIPOLI, March 22 (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for a t...

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

David Wood

At 20,000 Feet And 500 Knots, Allied Pilots Struggle to Tell Gaddafi's Fighters From Civilians | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The new phase of the war in Libya, a kind of armed aerial peacekeeping, puts a heavy responsibility on U.S. and allied air crews whose s...

War Number Three

George Kenney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
George Kenney

Having engaged in a new war, we should be exceedingly careful that our public debate not degenerate, ironically, into what Susan Rice might ascribe to Gaddafi: capricious delusions.

Trump: I 'Screwed' Gaddafi

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Billionaire potential Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump claimed on Monday that he once took part in a subversive plan to undermine Muammar...

Libya Air Strikes Continue, Gaddafi Vows 'Long War'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya - Muammar Gaddafi vowed a "long war" as allied forces launched a second night of strikes on Libya, and jubilant rebels who only a day b...

What Will Become of Libya?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aladdin Elaasar

It is a different story this time. Libya is not Iraq. The U.S. and West are getting it right this time. The Obama administration is taking a different...

The Libyan No Fly Zone and the Delay of Democracy

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The no-fly zone is denying the Libyan people their right to self determination. That may seem like the oddest statement, but watching the grass roots,...

'Arm All The Masses'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS (Reuters) - A defiant Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he will arm civilians to defend Libya from what he called "colonial, crusader" aggression...

Germany Comes up Small on Libya -- Wrong Time to Duck Responsibility

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Kettmann

Germany is the most important leader of unified Europe, but the clumsy stance on Libya has cleared the way for France to assert itself in a way that delays any hope of Europe coming of age as a combined political entity.

David Wood

Anti-American Extremists Among Libyan Rebels U.S. Has Vowed To Protect | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- In 2007, when American combat casualties were spiking in the bloodbath of the Iraq War, an 18-year-old laborer traveled from his home in...