For all those who are following the current conflict in Libya and U.S. policy on arming the rebels (including President Obama's answer to my question yesterday), I recommend you watch our reporting tonight from Richard Engel, who rode along with the rebels today. It has not been a good 24 hours for their cause. They are heavily under fire and retreating to the East. Whoever the journalist was over the weekend who dubbed the United States the "air wing" of the rebel army—that air wing is not providing the cover (or flat-out destruction) required for the rebel component to advance. At least not as presently constituted.
So: please join us for that tonight.