Libya: “United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said.” [NY Times]
Libya: Editors question leadership and “objective” of the mission there. [NY Times]
Libya: “[T]he nations have not really defined what they hope to achieve.” [David Brooks]
Libya: Editors say Read More
Libya: Allies deny report civilians were killed. [NYT]
Libya: Not helping Obama with his domestic agenda. [Jeff Zeleny]
Libya: Why not remove Khadafy? [Mike Lupica]
Libya: “Obama administration has delivered a clinic in the liberal way of war.” [Ross Douthat]
NJ: Christie does things that Read More
Libya: Military action. [NY Times]
Libya: “We will exterminate every traitor and collaborator with America, Britain, France and the crusader coalition,” said Gadhafi. [WSJ]
Libya: “[Y]ou will always remain my son, and I have all the love for you as a son, and I do not want your image Read More
Liberal West Side Rep. Jerry Nadler highlights another potential rift between Obama and the left, this time, over the use of military force in Libya.
“The President has an obligation under the Constitution to seek the approval of Congress for any use of military force unless there is an imminent threat to the United Read More
Let’s say I have $60 billion in assets, not frozen but liquid. And let’s say that after 42 years of glorious rule and personal enrichment, and a few weeks of pointless, no doubt Western-inspired bloodshed, I decide enough is enough. What if I moved to New York? What could that $60 billion buy me?
I Read More
The shutdown of “sex positive” url shortner vb.ly by the Libyan government has created a stir today, with many wondering what this might mean for more established sites like Bit.ly, who’s domain also fall under the country’s Sharia law.
“This is a tempest in a teapot,” says John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks, which Read More
The big story at the tail end of last year was Muammar el-Qaddafi’s announcement that he was shelving Libya’s program to build atomic weapons. He gave his reasons during a phone call to Italian president Silvio Berlusconi: “I will do whatever the Americans want, because I saw what happened in Iraq, and I was afraid.” Read More
Your diarist is filing this dispatch from Dyess Air Force Base, in Abeline, Tex. I’ve been invited here by the Air Force to fly on a B-1 supersonic bomber in order to help flesh out the characters in the screenplay I’ve been working on. So far, as movie-business perks go, this one ain’t bad-and it Read More