[T]his premise that this is a coalition effort, right now it's all U.S. It 's U.S. commanded, U.S. led, U.S. military. Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News chief Pentagon correspondent
So much for the Obama Doctrine.
Excerpted from The "coalition" has no clothes; The administration has insisted that the attack on Libya is a broad international effort -- but, so far, it's not By Justin Elliott, The War Room (blog), Salon, Sunday, Mar 20, 2011 12:10 ET
An emphatic part of the White House messaging about the bombing in Libya is that the operation is truly international in character.
But it's quickly becoming clear that the bombing campaign -- at least so far -- is almost entirely an American operation, albeit one that has been packaged to give it an international look. It's a dissonance that brings back memories of George W. Bush's much-mocked "coalition of the willing."