Report: Obama Signs Secret Order To Covertly Arm Libyan Rebels
Reuters is reporting that the U.S. is now going to start arming the Libyan rebels:
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
Obama signed the order, known as a presidential “finding”, within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter.
A few thoughts here.
First of all, this “secret” order isn’t really a secret anymore, which makes one wonder who may have leaked it. There may be more dissension within the Administration over Libya than we’ve been led to beleive.
Second, this would seem to directly contradict the policy that the President announced in his speech on Monday.