by Peter Stern
What is really going on in Libya and why are western nations presenting a military presence and response to internal conflicts in that nation?
Since the United States, the United Kingdom and France initiated the use of force in Libya against the military of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, no short and long-term objectives have been made public and there is considerably confusion as to which western nation will be in charge of military operations after the U.S. withdraws its forces in the next week or so.
Despite the promise of more open government by the Obama administration and Congress, the American people may know less about our government and military objectives than they knew before the promises were made.
If Obama and Congress remain tight-lipped about our nation's priorities, actions and reasons for military response, we may have to wait until the end of fighting in Libya to gain some knowledge and perspective on why we are in Libya and how we will resolve our nation's oil problems.