Are There More Actual Stormtroopers Than Libyan Rebel Fighters?

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National Review:

Has the United States backed a insurrectionist force that is simply too undermanned to achieve its goal of overthrowing Qaddafi? Have we committed ourselves to a military action in which our key ally and ground force is incapable of accomplishing our primary objective?
Effective number of fighting men, well under 1,000. Actual soldiers, who are now in the fight, possibly in the very low hundreds on the opposition side.
For comparison, there are roughly 5,000 members worldwide of the 501st Legion, a group of Star Wars fans who dress up like stormtroopers and other characters from the movies

Exclusive image of Jawa Report blogger Vinnie preparing himself for his regular Friday Night Battle below the fold.

Hat Tip: Jim.

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Posted by: Howie at 08:44 AM

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