I’m probably less opposed to intervention in Libya than John or mistermix (I’m honestly ambivalent bordering-on-opposing), but it creeps me out how Orwellian/Rumsfeldian/nonsensical wartime press conferences can be. Today, Jake Tapper pressed Jay Carney on what the White House plans are for Libya and was told:
“I think that in some ways, your questions are answers, in that we carefully consider all those issues.”
Libya is not Iraq. It’s not. The scale is nowhere the near the same, it’s an international effort, toppling the government is not an explicit goal…I could go on and on. But don’t be surprised if we start hearing about “known unknowns” and the area around Tripoli and Benghazi and east, west, south and north somewhat.