Libya: Makings of Another ‘Desert Debacle?’

By Norman M. Covert

Apparently the “Buck…” touted by President Barack Obama, stops in Libya, not the Oval Office. Col. Moammar Gadhafi continues to be in Mr. Obama’s face, surviving insurgents and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Reports of his impending demise seem exaggerated.

There are fears this could be another “Debacle in the Desert.” President Jimmy Carter oversaw that failed effort to rescue captured Americans in Iran in 1980. Everything went wrong for the Delta Force.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has declared that military action will probably not suffice to force Gadhafi out; that it will take lengthy negotiation.… Read More