A: A referee.
We're not trying to depose Gadaffi*, we're not trying to help him stay in power, we're not trying to help the rebels and we're not concerned with what the place looks like if they win. All we want is to see that the game is played cleanly.
With the participants practically indistinguishable from the air.
With civilians being hard to identify when lots and lots of them are armed and shooting.
This is the perfect mission for the Obama Administration. We keep our hands clean, we don't really get involved, we pass moral judgment on both sides, but we exhibit no understanding at all about how things actually work.
* - I'm about to give up trying to find the correct spelling of his name.