Will the U.S. Lead the International Response to Libya's Chaos?
I've been excused from jury duty, so I'm back and ready to give you the very latest on the crisis in Libya. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today, as reported by the Associated Press, and told the panel that the United States should lead any international response to what's going on in Libya. Her comments mirrored those of General James Mattis, who told the Senate Armed Services Committee that there would need to be military action before the implementation of a no-fly zone - an option under serious consideration by the so-called international community. Mattis said the United States would have to lead the way, according to the A.P., and that might be a necessity:
In other news about Libya, the PBS NewsHour is reporting the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is highly concerned about a humanitarian crisis that's developing on the border between west Libya and Tunisia - a chaotic situation created by the mass exodus of people trying to leave Libya and yet stranded at the border crossing between the two countries. According to PBS NewsHour, at least 10,000 people are stuck there without enough food, water, shelter, or medical aid.