This is so insane it makes my head hurt.
In an interview with NBC News and another with CBS News, Barack Obama is finally admitting some of the rebels we are helping in Libya may not be friendly to the United States.
"I'm not ruling it out. But I'm also not ruling it in," he added on NBC, but cautioned that though Washington's knowledge of the make-up of the rebels was improving, it was not yet comprehensive.
Those members of the Libyan opposition who had met top US officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, had been fully "vetted," he said. But some opposition individuals may be unfriendly to the United States, he added.
"That's why I think it's important for us not to jump in with both feet. But to carefully consider what are the goals of the opposition," Obama told CBS.
So, in other words, we're more fully engaged and committing Marines to the situation, but we are not yet sure what the goals are of the opposition. Likewise, "some opposition individuals may be unfriendly to the United States."
Um . . . which ones? And how can we be sure that, should things go the way Obama wants that these rebels don't wind up in charge?
He went in without a plan. This is what that looks like.