AP - International pressure on Moammar Gadhafi to end a crackdown on opponents escalated Monday as his loyalists fought rebels holding the two cities closest to the capital and his warplanes bombed an ammunition depot in the east. The U.S. moved naval and air forces closer to Libya and said all options were open, including patrols of the North African nation's skies to protect its citizens from their ruler.
Am I the only one that noticed that before Obama decided to get off his ass and offer some support to these folks, they were merely protesters? But now that Wingnut gave them his blessing, they're suddenly rebels or opposing forces.
But I can see why he took so long to back them - didn't Gadhafi call him "my son"? He wanted to make sure that an overthrow stood a good chance of being successful before throwing his buddy under the bus.