At his press conference yesterday, President Obama made it clear the United States would not join France and Britain in a fly-zone to stop the slaughter in Libya. France and Britain have made it clear they will not move without the United States.
Meantime, the Libyan rebels are being shelled, strafed from the air and driven into the sea.
The fact is a huge majority of the people in Libya live within 15 kilometers of the Mediterranean coast, which makes the establishment and maintenance of a no-flyzone considerably less difficult than it was in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq.
The United States says Gadhafi should go. Should it not do something to hasten that along?
Should we abandon the Libyans?
What do you think?