This may seem old now, but I can't let this go; CIA news lately only makes this more germaine.
Muammar Gaddafi has been operating the largest Private Military Company in the world; Thanks to New York Times reporting last week. The main difference between our mercenaries and his is largely skin color and income level. Our seem better trained but his seem more loyal to his personal oligarchy; Whatever, this is the source of contamination under the surface of our Libya "commitment".
In his speech on Monday, President Obama could have said "mercenaries"; He did not. He could have mentioned the 1995 UN resolution quoted in my post last week; He did not. I'll be reading here this week.