Two weeks ago, Breitbart News reported that the Obama administration was contemplating an airstrike in Libya – a move a former CIA official told us “would be criminal” for its lack of forethought and its dire political consequences.

Today, the Associated Press reports that “the White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to hit militant targets from Libya to Mali, if US investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the death of the US ambassador in Libya.” The article even mentions that the administration has to weigh “whether the short-term payoff of being able to claim retribution against al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes would be ineffective and rile governments in the region.” The source: three current and one former administration insiders.

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