Libyan rebel forces retreated in disarray yesterday as the battle in the east swung dramatically in favour of Colonel Gaddafi. The oil town of Brega changed hands for the sixth time in six weeks, as regime troops backed by heavy artillery won back most of the ground they had lost in recent days.
Last night Gaddafi loyalists were once again closing in on the key town of Ajdabiya, which they had abandoned on Saturday in the face of devastating coalition airstrikes. Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad had already fallen again.that's from richard pendlebury's 'outgunned and outfought, the rebels crumble: i watched as triumph turns into a mad max-style retreat' (daily mail). now this is a war - don't believe barack's lies, it's a war - and, like a see saw, some 1 will be up and then some 1 will be down and back and forth and back and forth.
and the outcome won't make what barack did right.
he started an illegal war. there's no excuse for it, there's no justification.
but right now, the white house is really sweating it. right now, they get that barack could have started an illegal war and the u.s. could lose.
that's how it could go.
and what they've lied to themselves with is that if they win, it justifies everything.
of course it doesn't.
but right now they are sweating bullets.
and tomorrow the rebels may be winning. so take a moment to enjoy the fact that barack is squirming like crazy right now.
and then be smarter than barack and realize that the outcome won't change that this war is illegal.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'