Monday, April 18, 2011

Are we losing in Libya?

Troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday shelled the rebel-held city of Ajdabiya, a strategic eastern town that has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent weeks. The government bombardment of Ajdabiya marked a setback for the rebels, who were forced to retreat a day after having advanced as far as the outskirts of the oil town of Brega, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) to the west. . . . The NATO-led air campaign has kept rebels from being defeated on the battlefield by the better trained and equipped government forces, but it still has not been enough to completely turn the tide. The rebels have been unable to reach Gaddafi's heavily defended hometown of Sirte, the gateway to the regime-controlled western half of the country.

Some will say we're not losing, it's a stalemate.

Because we pledged to remove Gaddafi, that would mean failure.

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