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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Col. Gadhafi'S Air Force
Libyan rebel forces on Monday fought their way to the doorstep of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte, a key government stronghold guarding the road to Tripoli, the capital.
The biggest threat from the civil war in Libya is not rising oil prices but declining U.S. credibility. Since President Obama has publicly taken the rebel side in the struggle, it is important that Moammar Gadhafi lose. Despite that message from the White House, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear Thursday that the Obama administration isn't ready to make any decisions on taking action. While America dithers, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out in support of air strikes to support the Libyan opposition. It's a sad (but no longer rare) day in world affairs when more spine is shown in Paris than Washington.