Fox News says yes, CNN replied with an emphatic no. Not just no mind you, but rip into Fox News something fierce.
Two problems with the shield idea; Qaddafi had to know the strike was coming, and you would think they would try to keep them around. The quick counter is that it was unintentional on Qaddafi's part and he just got lucky with the timing. At some point there may be an actual answer from the military on if a strike was called off and why, but it may not be for a while.
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