Now that the President has made regime change in Libya a personal goal, his war there will be a failure if Khaddafi and his family wind up staying in power. Thus, his belief that he can prosecute this war from the air and in a limited way and without calling it war and without appearing to be responsible for it is delusional. Obama has abandoned so many of his own anti-war principles that he is simply incredible. Will his partisans hold him responsible? No, but some of the more clever ones might try to show they have a little intellectual integrity by criticizing him by proxy in criticizing his Administration, particulary Hillary. They’ll use her as soon as things turn so bad that not even Sulzberger or Immelt or Soros could work to hide it from the public.
Bottom line: the President waited too long to defend the people of Libya against their own government. By missing the window so badly, this war will be prolonged. And it may even turn Obama’s uncritical masses in the soft middle against him.
Reagan tried to kill Khaddafi; Obama now must kill Khaddafi.