McCain is suggesting today that the rebels in Libya are heroes and that we need to support them with more air power. Bolton, however, isn’t sure how McCain can even make these claims given the fact that we aren’t even sure of the political makeup of these rebels and the fact that we are hearing that the rebels are summarily executing Qaddafi’s men. Bolton reiterates that our focus should entirely be on killing Qaddafi, especially given the risk that he may win and restart a nuclear program in Libya.
Bolton goes on to call our current mission in Libya, as dictated by the administration, as incoherent and a victim of ‘re-creep':
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