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.