In a chill wind whistling through leafless trees, on a hill overlooking Washington DC, stands one reminder of why the administration thinks the way it does.
Chavez's refusal to support the Libyan people and go against his buddy Gaddafi makes one wonder if the 'leader of the left' has taken to hallucinogenic potions himself.
As people walk the empty weekend Washington streets to their traditional brunch spots, there's plenty on the menu to chew on.
At a time when weapons are being used by governments against their own people, the Abu Dhabi arms fair leaves a nasty taste. But it is the reality.
As a new spring arrives in Washington, the Obama administration is having to assess how to respond to the blossoming of freedom across the Middle East.
Gaddafi has quietly built political and economic alliances with Latin America that are mutually beneficial. Those new alliances might now be working to Gaddafi’s advantage, earning him support by some of president's of the region, and forcing others to think twice before openly criticising him this past week.
As the messages of condemnation emanate from Washington, DC - directed at various foreign governments - the story of Ray McGovern appears to have gone largely un-noticed.
Bitter battle between right-of-centre governor who says state is facing $3.6bn budget hole and left-of-centre union members who suspect he's exaggerating hits home for former protesters in Egypt.
Stephanie Bernstein, a rabbi in Bethesda, Maryland, has been one of the most outspoken victims of the Lockerbie bombing and says she hopes the Libyan leader will be held accountable.
At the glistening corporate high-rise headquarters of a few giant Brazilian companies, it’s a good bet some executives are sweating right now as they watch events unfold in Libya.
Al Qaeda, Iran and cyber-terrorism were all cited on Wednesday as major threats to the United States by the country's leading intelligence chiefs.