How We Got into Libya.
The Europeans wanted to get into Libya. To a certain extent, it’s their backyard. I thought the Israelis too wanted us in, but now I’m not so sure. The impetus for Bernard-Henri Levy’s Libya visit may have been more French than Jewish. Clinton and Rice wanted us in because of Rwanda. But the deciding factor may have been the unexpected votes by the AU and the UN. They called our bluff and said go ahead and support the rebels.