Top US commander calls fight with Libya a stalemate

- July 26th, 2011

Admiral Mike Mullen says there is a stalemate with Libya.

Ben Smith over at Politico takes note of something interesting thast happpened in Washington on Monday, one of Obama’s top soldiers said there is a stalemate in Libya.

That’s right, the world’s most powerful military, part of the world’s richest and most powerful military alliance, is at a stalemate with a country that has a population of just 6 million people and an economic output that would amount to a rounding error in the current Washington debt ceiling talks.

Here`s the damning quoite from Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff:

That said, there’s still plenty of challenges associated with the regime forces who have adjusted – that’s not a surprise – adjusted to the opposition tactics, and we are generally in a stalemate.“

Personally, I find it rather disturbing that a top American military official would ever voice those words. Libya is a country with a population the size of Massachusetts and the combined forces of NATO can`t help turf a leader that is supposedly unpopular!

Here`s the video of Mullen`s statement.

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1 comment

  1. franc black says:

    Well, good thing we have Mr. Lilley to provide us with his insights and analysis.

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