Gates: Gaddafi Faked Civilian Deaths

Now this is low: In an interview on Saturday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his forces are heaping dead bodies on the sites of last week's allied airstrikes so they can blame the West for death tolls, according to U.S. intelligence reports. Last week, Libyan officials counted 100 in a civilian death toll after the coalition airstrikes, while Western officials insisted no civilians had been killed, and that the goal of military intervention is to protect civilians. "The truth of the matter is we have trouble coming up with proof of any civilian casualties that we have been responsible for," Gates said in the interview, which will air Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation. In the same interview, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that intelligence reports suggested Gaddafi's aides are becoming increasingly anxious about the potential for his fall from power.