Did the Obama administration make the right decision to formally recognize Libya's opposition movement as the country's legitimate government? How significant is this step? Has Muammar el-Qaddafi's hold on power weakened so much that funneling money and diplomatic aid to the rebels will finally bring about his ouster?
U.S. recognition could clear the way for the administration to provide the cash-starved rebels access to some of the roughly $34 billion in Qaddafi-related funds frozen months. Should the U.S. unfreeze some of the funds? If so, should the money be used for weapons, or should it be limited to providing non-lethal supplies?