I agree, Lois. Too many people in critical jobs just don't seem to be doing their jobs. What really burns me up is that description of the lab tech at the center of the Army crime lab scandal. His supervisors thought him a valuable and productive employee. I have a news flash for them: If they could not rely on his results he was neither productive nor valuable.
The news media has spent a good deal of time raising questions but shedding little light on the Libyan situation. It appears that the 'coalition' that initially supported the no-fly zone is already cracking with Norway and Italy rethinking their participation. The U.S. is in charge now but plans to reduce its involvement and let 'god-only-know-who' to take over. No country seems to be volunteering as of now. The aims of the operation are unclear beyond establishing the no-fly zone and 'protecting civilians.' Unfortunately, in what has become a civil war, who is a civilian? For a good discussion of the complexities involved take a look at this Stratfor piece. We have way too many questions and far too few answers. But our political leaders aren't asking any of the important questions.
Thanks to Crooks & Liars for this discussion of exactly how the Repthuglians define 'shared sacrifice.