Someone might not have completely understood the “green light” concept. Since that “someone” is now an important ally in our getting humanitarian assistance to Libya (I certainly hope no one thinks we’re cozying up to one ruthless dictator to combat another – that stuff gets ugly quick!), I expect something along the lines of a strongly worded rebuke to be forthcoming from Washington soon. (Perhaps combined with a call from Hillary to our hope-inspiring Egyptian protester friends to please be patient and peaceful, change is on the way.)

But whatever happens, I’m sure it will be declared the latest greatest act of presidential statesmanship in US history.