By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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French troops pressed north in Mali toward territory occupied by radical Islamists on Wednesday, launching a land assault that will put soldiers in direct combat "in one to 72 hours," military officials said.
France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take control of the no-fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers. Moammar Gadhafi drew a rare rebuke from the African Union, which called for a transitional government and elections.
French ground operations began overnight, France's military chief of staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud, said on Europe 1 television Wednesday.
Guillaud said the militant groups have a history of taking human shields and France would do its utmost to make sure civilians are not wrongly targeted.