The U.S. economy is still being held hostage to foreign oil. We still dance to - and cringe at - artificially set gas prices. This urgent topic seems lost amid the current Libya upheaval, yet while we bankroll our enemies via petrodollars, we have massive national debt, which continues to mount.
During its recent meeting in Cairo, the Arab League asked the United Nations to impose a no-fly zone. Unfortunately, this has led to war with Libya (" 'Odyssey Dawn starts: U.S. Navy fires cruise missiles at Libyan air defenses," Web, Saturday).
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was hospitalized briefly in Rome on Monday after arriving from a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.
The world is at war, but Washington is eerily empty, devoid of all the power players who normally foster a soul-searching debate when the country goes on the attack.
Coalition jets patrolled the no-fly zone over Libya on Monday but launched no new strikes after scattering and isolating Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces with a weekend of punishing air attacks, Pentagon officials said.
There are many reasons to be worried about the bridge-leap the Obama administration has just undertaken in its war with Col. Moammar Gadhafi. How it will all end is just one of them.
President Obama has got bubble trouble.
Two senators who have been leading the call for American intervention on behalf of the pro-democracy forces in Libya predicted on Sunday that this weekend's action will "turn the tide."
The U.S.-led international military assault on Libya could achieve its stated goals without forcing Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power, the top U.S. military officer said Sunday as the bombing campaign continued.