Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Diane Sawyer Tuesday that Muammar Gaddafi’s confidants have reached out on his behalf to explore a possible exit. But on the ground, Gaddafi’s forces appear to be winning, carrying out assaults on the towns of Misurata, Ajdabiya, and Zintan despite airstrikes by Western forces. Rebel fighters, meanwhile, appear to have made few gains since the aerial assault began. On Wednesday, the U.S., Britain, and France will propose to NATO that it take over Libya operations. All 28 NATO members will have to agree to the proposal.