Libyan Revolt 2011 uprising has wounded 4000 people and 640 dead. Libya's dubious human-rights credentials even before Moammar Gadhafi's bloody crackdown are inferior. A measure of how bad violence has gotten inside Libya, look to the borders, where tens of thousands have already fled.
The Libyan government said that it was not responsible for the safety of these journalists. Unlike Egypt and Tunisia, the big concern in Libya is whether there will be a competent caretaker government after Qaddafi.
No matter how many times we warn that dictators will do what they must to stay in power. President Obama comments on the violence in Libya reaffirms American commitment to Libya.