That day is apparently here. Only the problem isn't the need of some truly fledgling democracy that needs our support. Those currently bearing the title of rebels and opposition in Libya, have already been identified to have significant numbers of Al Qaeda in their ranks.
One of the unintended consequences of United Nations' Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
It requires all UN members to "immediately take the necessary measures" to prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government - with no exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.
But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.
Mark Kornblau, spokesman for US Ambassador Dr Susan Rice, confirmed it was a possibility.If they are "looking at the legal framework?" Then you can bet that they are intent on doing it. I can see some investigative report down the road, tracing these weapons and clearly demonstrating that they were used against American forces after the fact.
The beat goes on. Obama launches American military forces into combat without so much as a hello to congress and now his administration is arming militant Islamist with weapons that George Bush captured from other militant Islamist.