The exclusive interview between Diane Sawyer and Hillary Clinton offered the viewers zero except show us network news continues its love fest with the administration and that the anchor smiles a lot. At least the interview continued to show Americans exactly how dysfunctional and inexperienced this administration is. One question that should have been pursued was why President Obama ducked-out to Latin America while putting America to war on a third front. That trip was more than a little curious given the fact that no contingency plans on the "matter of days mission hand-off" and the absence of a definitive endgame in this conflict have been offered to American Taxpayers.
From the onset, the coalition mission objective has been something of a head-scratcher for the invaders. Was the attack on a sovereign nation humanitarian in nature or a sanctioned assassination attempt? If the intent was to establish a no-fly zone, then the mission objective has been accomplished. Moammar Gadhafi has nothing left in terms of air striking or heavy artillery ability against the insurgents, does he?
Before the bombardment began, the coalition knew the insurgents had no coordinated military plan nor the expertise. The reality is that without a "boots on the ground" presence to assist the rebels, there is not much chance that a coup d'état is imminent. The question, then, who will supply the boots? Is there any truth to the rumor that al-Qaeda has deployed Islamic fighters to Libya or could it be that there is already a covert effort by the coalition forces underway? Do we have advisers on the ground coordinating any efforts?
Then again, maybe the coalition figures that bombing the hell out of Libya and destroying its infrastructure will do the trick? Is that the endgame? Total destruction and then offer foreign aid to rebuild or do they simply walk away ? Whatever the rationale, it will take billions to restore Libya and who will pay for that? And who will assist any provisional government to prevent extremist elements from gaining a foothold there?
Questions, questions, questions - yet no answers.
But we do get Diane Sawyer smiling at an evasive Hillary Clinton.
Hmm - Some exclusive!