Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Morning Newsdome: Why not arm some "mysterious" Libyan rebels?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Hillary Clinton
>> As Qaddafi loyalists pushed back against unarmed rebels in eastern Libya today, the Obama administration is debating whether to arm the rebels and put the U.S. in a real war. Hillary Clinton said that the U.S. has a right to transfer weapons to protect citizens despite an arms embargo, but admitted that the rebels were "largely a mystery." Arming mysterious rebels, what could possibly go wrong? (the New York Times, Reuters)

>> With rising gas prices due to Middle East conflicts and fears about nuclear power following the Japanese tsunami, President Obama will make a speech today aiming to reduce America's dependency on foreign oil by a third before 2021. More electric cars, natural gas trucks, bio-feul production, yadda yadda yadda. (the New York Times)

>> The Department of Education is suing Virginia Tech for $55,000, the maximum amount, for waiting nearly two hours before alerting the campus of the horrific 2007 shooting. That's nothing for a rich university. That's practically tuition. (NY Post)

>> The Ronald Reagan Foundation announced today that its scheduled May 2 Republican primary debate will be postponed until September because no real candidates have emerged. Can't wait to see what agitating cogs they churn out this year! (Politico)

>> And finally: The legal team for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, currently embroiled in an underage prostitution trial, has listed George Clooney as a witness. The 17-year-old girl said she met Clooney at one of Berlusconi's parties, but Clooney said he only met the prime minister once while aiding Darfur. Why must actors always get political? (EW)

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