The White House says it knows that just telling Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to go, doesn’t make it so.
Gaddafi “has clearly shown that he doesn’t intend to leave just because we said so,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
The head of intelligence told it like it is, Carney said. “Director (James) Clapper stated what is true, that Colonel Gaddafi is hunkering down, we all know that.”
It appears the Gaddafi family would agree. “We will never ever give up. We will never ever surrender,” one of the Libyan leader’s sons told Reuters.
In fact, Clapper says Gaddafi’s forces are better-equipped than the rebels and will prevail over the long run. (Not words the administration wants to hear).