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Another tough decision is coming up for Barack Obama. This one ought to be easy, even for the ditherer-in-chief. But before he decides to do the right thing, he'll need all the bicarbonate of soda in the White House pantry.
The war to get rid of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan fashion-plate wreck, is already running $100 million a day. The White House says it is not planning to request emergency funding - at least not yet. The Pentagon will have no choice in the matter. It will have to request supplemental funding when the meter hits $1 billion. In 10 days, that is. But what's $1 billion when we owe China $1.3 trillion - and the national debt meter keeps running at the rate of $4.12 billion a day, for a current total of almost $15 trillion? Federal spending is up to $3.5 trillion this year, with a deficit of $1.3 trillion.
Well, it's official. The President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Nobel Prize Committee to take back President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Mr. Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks.
President Obama is being denounced by most of the developing world as an aggressor; protesters are demonstrating outside the White House charging America with committing torture; pictures have been released of American troops engaged in barbaric acts; and liberal Democrats have discovered the word impeachment. It seems like it is 2005 again, but this time Barack is playing the role of commander in chief instead of Senate floor heckler.
A Western coalition Sunday kept up a barrage of airstrikes on Libya, while the head of the Arab League condemned the military action and called an emergency meeting to reconsider Arab support for the mission.
A defiant Col. Moammar Gadhafi vowed a "long war" after the U.S. and European militaries blasted his forces with airstrikes and more than 100 cruise missiles early Sunday, hitting air defenses and at least two major air bases and shaking the Libyan capital with explosions and anti-aircraft fire.
French fighter jets fired the first shots at Moammar Gadhafi's troops on Saturday, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat.
Moammar Gadhafi tightened his grip Saturday on the coastal road linking his territory to the rebel-controlled east, pushing forward the front line in Libya's grueling internal conflict and showing off control of devastated towns just seized from the opposition.
Arab League chief Amr Moussa said Sunday he plans to run in Egypt's presidential elections expected later this year.