SecDef Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both appear to be in agreement that the United States will not be arming the Libyan rebels. Clinton, after meeting with them and reading the intel, apparently still doesn’t feel she knows who they are, according to the New York Times. But we’re OK with others arming them, which is consistent with our policies not making sense.
Conservatives are pressuring House Speaker John Boehner not to make a deal with Obama on the budget, with Tea Party members holding a rally and New Gingrich, author of the 1995 shutdown disaster for the GOP, weighing in.
George W. Bush advised Obama not to retreat in Afghanistan lest he “create a safe haven for terrorists and stand by and watch women’s rights be abused.”
And Obama today will showcase alternative fuel vehicles at a UPS plant in Landover.