The "an enemy of my enemy is my friend" approach risks too much in the long run for the people of Libya until the long-term intents and identities of those involved can be made clear.
The U.S.' clout may be slipping in the global arena. And yet no one wants to admit it. A failure to do so led to the end of the British Empire, and could mean the same for the U.S.
The titanic struggle of wills between the Supreme Leader and Mousavi is so riveting that it may very well seal the fate of any durable prospect of a rapprochement between Washington and Tehran.