A lot of ink has been spilled (including my own) about whether the president is waging an illegal war in Libya, etc. etc. etc. Obama also got beat up for forging a coalition to attack Libya (Leading from behind!). He got attacked (by me and others) for advocating force in Libya while standing idly by and watching slaughter unfold in Syria.
But meanwhile, Obama’s nutty plan in Libya seems crazy enough that it just might work. Libyan rebels fought a six-hour battle and have taken the town of al-Qawalish away from pro-Gaddafi forces. They are moving toward seizing a key north-south supply route to the capital, Tripoli.
After all this kvetching, Obama might actually pull this one off.