President Obama has come under some criticism from members of Congress for not being more explicit about his goals or the exit strategy when it comes to the current bombing campaign in Libya. And, so far, public opinion of U.S. involvement has been tepid.
Public opinion surveys suggest that the American people support the U.S. military's role in creating a no-fly zone over Libya, but not by an overwhelming margin. About half of Americans approve, while about a third disapprove, according to various polls.
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According to the Times, G.E.'s "extraordinary success is based on an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore."
France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers and possibly new confusion.
Representatives for Moammar Gadhafi's regime and the rebels were expected to meet formally for the first time Friday in Ethiopia, in what the U.N. described as a part of an effort to reach a cease-fire and political solution.