Dept. of Corrections
Someone would like you to know that alleged terrorist, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was drinking a strawberry frappe, not a mango juice, at a hotel in Benghazi, as he spoke to New York Times reporter David D. Kirkpatrick about his suspected involvement in the attack on the U.S. Consulate last month.
Mr. Abu Khattala’s beverage was initially erroneously reported, but, in perhaps the best correction to date, the Times has updated the story with the full correct details about the drink the terror suspect was sipping while scoffing at the US.
Though the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi remains in hiding, the rebels that overthrew his rule have begun to sort through the damage that has been done in the months of fighting. According to the Guardian, they have some good news to report: at Libya’s national archaeological museum, the Jamahiriya Museum, almost no works were damaged.
Bradley Hope, the young Cairo correspondent for Abu Dhabi’s The National, had only been in Libya for a week when he found a career-making story: Chris Jeon, the 21 year-old UCLA student who had joined up the rebel fight in Libya on a solo vacation.
Mr. Hope and his colleagues hired a driver and pushed Read More
One of the many questions surrounding President Obama’s intervention in Libya is: Who exactly is the United States backing by assisting in the fight against Muammar Qaddafi?
Some critics of the president’s action, including Congressman Jerrold Nadler, have invoked the cautionary tale of the Taliban, which the U.S. armed to fight Soviet forces in Read More
Libya: Obama’s speech. [WSJ]
Libya: “He declined to label the U.S.-led military campaign as a “war,” but made an expansive case for why he believed it was in the national interest of the United States and allies to use force.” [AP]
Libya: Obama didn’t say when we’re leaving. [Marc Ambinder]
How Obama’s military action in Libya is splitting some of his support among Democrats was on display this morning, when Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Jerry Nadler were fielding questions outside City Hall.
“Well, obviously the president has made a limited engagement in Libya because of the humanitarian crisis,” said Gillibrand, who noted the Read More
After a press conference on Pell Grants this morning–in which he declared “evil” the Republican proposals to cut them–Senator Charles Schumer reiterated his support for a Libyan campaign that is “limited in scope and in time.”
“We have two goals,” Schumer said. “The first is the humanitarian goal of preventing Muammar Qaddafi from rolling in Read More
When Carolyn Maloney finally got a word in after her press conference this morning, she added her voice to the chorus of New York congressmen criticizing President Obama’s handling of the military intervention in Libya.
Maloney had summoned the press to the City Hall steps to discuss Republican efforts to terminate federal foreclosure-avoidance programs, but Read More
“I don’t know how seriously he took this,” Republican Congressman Peter King said about President Obama’s preparation for military action in Libya.
“He seemed so intent on getting multi-lateral support, United Nations support,” rather than congressional support, King told John Gambling during a radio interview on WOR Wednesday morning.
“I don’t think he spoke Read More
“I think what he did was illegal and unconstitutional.”
That was Jerry Nadler, the liberal Democratic congressman, in an interview this weekend, referring to President Obama and the military intervention in Libya.
Those concerns were also raised on a conference call Saturday, where other liberals, like Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, raised constitutional questions about Read More