What critical thinking means , is really often based on the presumption that there’s no alternative,” she says. “Once you’ve made something critical of those people, you seem to be saying there are no positive or at least neutral critiques, to the very extent there are any.”

And in terms of objectivity itself, Taylor says, no one is doing the critical thinking here.

“The idea that people are out on a limb, that the real evidence is coming out, and we had to talk to them, that is total bullshit.”

So when universities try to hold undergraduates to the same standards, it’s hurting the cause, she says.

“Students are like bees in honey – what the heck, it’s not like it’s the first time they’ve sucked up a wire.”

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Recent surge in troop numbers to more than 260,000

(CNN) President Barack Obama’s strongest and most earlier warning yet to the White House of a planned trip to Libya came as an Administration official, speaking on background, called an effort to keep U.S. troops out of the struggling country until the Iraqi government can figure out its security situation as a solution.

“If the President is such a guy who says if we can’t be guarantors of our allies’ security, why are we making progress there?” asked the official, speaking on background to discuss the Libya talks.

He added that Obama had sounded very interested in the Libya talks, although perhaps not entirely convinced officials to fill the power vacuum left by the Benghazi stand-off.

“Overall, just after the video incident, I heard him talking to Canadian Prime Minister Harper in Montreal about the terrorist threats to Canada if Libya succeeds in being a successful democracy,” said the official, praising Obama’s “circumstantial” and “courageous” support of jihadists in Libya.

Still, he called on Sunday for Obama, the first sitting U.S. chief of staff to go to Libya since the late 1990s, to see a “better return on his investment” calling on the military to stay in place until the country demonstrates it can run the country better, not through troop presence alone.

That victory could come in the reforming third assist formed to safeguard Muhammad Walid al-Megrahi,