No final decisions

No Final Decisions

by digby

It's creeping ...
The U.S. is considering providing arms to Libyan rebels who are trying to topple Col. Moammar Gadhafi, but hasn't yet made a final decision, a senior American diplomat said Friday.

"The full gamut of potential assistance that we might offer, both on the non-lethal and the lethal side, is a subject of discussion within the U.S. government," Gene Cretz, the U.S. ambassador to Tripoli, told reporters in Washington.

Mr. Cretz said, however, that the administration has made "no final decisions…

That doesn't mean they are going to do it, of course. But it doesn't mean they won't, either.

It might be a good idea to figure out just who it is we are helping before we do this.