So Defense Secretary Bob Gates says the US opposes the division of Libya into autonomous zones.
Yet US war aims do not include overthrowing or killing Qaddafi.
On the other hand, the president says it is US “policy” that Qaddafi must go.
And Gates says US operations in Libya will dwindle over the next days.
Do any of those add up?
Are the real aims undeclared?
Or is it possible this administration is just along for a French-led drive?