Obama’s weekly video previews his defense Monday night of the war with Libya.
In places like Benghazi, a city of some 700,000 that Qaddafi threatened to show “no mercy,” his forces have been pushed back. So make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians—innocent men, women and children—have been saved.
This is true. But he’ll have to offer some reasons why this is in the U.S. national security interest if he wants to keep the public with him for an operation that will involve the United States more intensely and for a longer period of time than he thinks.