Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Mark Hosenball of Reuters says President Obama has authorized covert support for Libyan rebels:

President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks, according to government sources familiar with the matter....

At Firedoglake, emptywheel writes:

Where Will Obama Try Himself for Material Support for Terrorism?

That's an exasperated lefty joke -- but it makes me wonder: If Gaddafi is overthrown, then Obama wins in 2012 (albeit with an all-GOP Congress), and if there's any jihadist presence whatsoever in the new Libyan government, would Republicans try to impeach Obama for precisely this -- giving materil aid to terrorists? Hell, if he wins again, they're going to try to impeach him for something, right? This seems as likely a cause as any.

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