Headline "Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links."
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
John Hawkins succinctly states the irony here:
In other words, if you had the rebel commander, al-Hasidi, and Gaddafi in a room together and you only had one bullet, it would be a really tough call trying to figure out which one we’d want to shoot. Quite frankly, I’d have to admit that I’d be leaning towards blowing away al-Hasadi.
PS: You can tell Obama really put a tremendous amount of thought into this before he went to war — and, yes, that’s sarcasm.
So, if Obama gets his regime change in Libya, al-Quaeda sympathizers and those that participated in killing our very own troops end up with a new safe haven?
Then I read one of the next headlines at Memeorandum and see "Qaddafi Forces Pull Back as Rebels Retake Ajdabiya."
It is not only Republicans and Conservatives that are asking questions about the mission, the scope, the endgame... Liberal pundits are asking the very same questions.
I repeat... this cannot be good.
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