"No boots on the ground", says Obama, American boots that is. Let the" puffed up" French and the "excitable" Brits send in the troops. That's the problem. They were eager for a war on former friend an trading partner Gadhafi, to secure oil contracts and to rev up the voters at home, and all was well, while the fighting that they did was 20,000 feet up in the air, but the thought of sending ground troops and suffering casualties was too much, for the voters would not be pleased (especially for Sarkozy, who is beimg out-fainked by the National Front and way behind the Socialists in the polls). Then you have the 28 NATO members, going in different direction. Germany want nothing to with war. Turkey is concerned with its Muslim image, but wants in the "white man's club"(EU). Italy?Spain? Ireland? Portugal? Easren Bloc? They lead from behind.
Without America's lead, they are lost and so the Moussa Koussa card. This is the work of the Brits. This former Libyan representative in Britain was expelled in 1980 for threatening to kill exiled Libyans, then as head of Libyan intelligence was implicated in the bombing of Pan Am 103, and in the killings and torture in Libya, then after 9/11worked closely with Western intelligence agencies and then led Gadhafi's effort to get back into the international club. He met Blair and Bush sent Rice to meet Gadhafi, AND relations was normalised after Gadhafi gave up his WMD's.Trade and oil flowed, Berlusconi embraced him and his son was welcomed to the State Dept by Hillary.
Now Moussa Koussa has used his "intelligence ' contacts and was brought to London. His "brain" is being picked and his presence is used to bolster the claim that Gadhafi's time is running out. The "rats' are trying to make deals and the West is so desperate that they are willing to forget past crimes. Ther is no integrity, no morality, no principle that will not be trampled for expediency...Oh, what a web we weave