Two kudos for Obama in one day!
...Tripoli's surrounded, and a siege may bring the city down.
Ace does not *heart* Colin Powell, by the way.
...We used to arm and train rebels within those countries (they've all got them), fund them, provide intelligence, spread some bribe money around, and, when necessary, bring in the sort of Word of God that our air and naval forces issue from the air or sea.
Obviously, facts and circumstances matter. Not all threats to the US will succumb to the Libya Model, just as not all threats to the US require the WWII model.
But the Ace/Libya model does require a helluvalot more CIA capability than we have currently.