Who Are the Libyan Rebels? Doesn’t the President Care? cont’d

by Peter Kirsanow

News reports this morning indicate that the debate within the Obama administration about whether to arm the Libyan rebels has intensified.

Among the chief concerns is emerging evidence that some of the rebels may have links to al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. The New York Times reports that yesterday Secretary of State Clinton “acknowledged that as a group, the rebels were largely a mystery” — not unlike the administration’s foreign policy.

When Beyonce and Mariah Carey recently apologized for having performed at parties for members of the Qaddafi family, Carey explained that she was “naive and unaware.” Let’s hope the administration doesn’t use the same excuse.