The United States Pentagon and State Department are in a tough place when dealing with the freedom seeking Libyan people and the tyrannical leaderwho has ruled for more then 41 years. As the world looks on The Obama administration can not like what is being seen in the streets of the capitol Tripoli and Libya's second-largest city, Benghazi as Gaghafi has once again ordered his troops to fire on the people he rules with an iron fist. On the one hand if the U.S. sits by and watches as tens of thousands of peaceful protesters are slaughtered in the streets or do the risk looking like the bully who is trying to rule the globe if they actually sent some troops to stop the bloodshed instead of setting sanctions that will only hurt the Libyan people in the long run.
The conflict looks like it is not near a conclusion as Gadhafi has made some rather unusual appearances on State Run TV in the past few days and has showed no signs that he was going to relinquish power with anything short of his death. The Libyan people are in the streets risking their life because they sense that this is the only time that the momentum for a change that many of them have seen in their lifetime and they are afraid if the Government in not changed now it may never change. With many areas of the country in the hands of the citizens and no media from out side the country able to enter most of the news is second hand and hard to verify, but this is a far different situation then they had with Egypt just 2 weeks ago. The Administration must recognize this and send some aid to the suffering Libyans as well as a way for them to defend them self from the small fraction of the Army still loyal to Gadhafi until the fall of the Dictator. The Obama Administration must not be worried that if they do something that they are seen as a bully, what the Obama administration and the Libyan people can not afford is for the U.S. not to act and be seen as Week and Inhumane.