Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Logic is Impeccable, You Must Admit

If you wonder why the coalition over and near Libya goes to great lengths to deny we are fighting for the rebels, this should clear up that mystery:

“We’ve been conveying a message to the rebels that we will be compelled to defend civilians, whether pro-Qaddafi or pro-opposition,” said a senior Obama administration official. “We are working very hard behind the scenes with the rebels so we don’t confront a situation where we face a decision to strike the rebels to defend civilians.”

Ponder that. We may yet have a war against both sides in a civil war. Now that's nuanced!

This is going to work out just swell.