Mar 28 2011
One of the reasons a lot of us supported President Bush in Iraq was he took the time and political capitol to garner UN and Congressional resolutions in support of the Iraqi front in the War on Terror. By doing so, he demonstrated beyond a doubt the moral righteousness of his actions, because he won the support of the people’s representatives and the international community. His rush to war took 9 grueling months.
Emperor Obama’s speech tonight illustrated exactly why we have checks and balances to contain the egos of our Presidents and force them to only act with the support of the nation. Obama’s speech was incoherent and intellectually insulting. In the crude fig-leaf language of protecting Libyan citizens, we are bombing the crap out of those Libyan tribes and citizens aligned with Qadaffi. It is such a brutal and ugly farce it rips at the concepts of honor and truth.
We are not protecting a besieged city from massacre right now (that was accomplished days ago). We are about to unleash our military might on Qadaffi strongholds, risking enemy civilians lives to help OUR side win this civil war.
We are not working in a unified international alliance, but being told by our one-time allies the Arab League to end the killing of Qadaffi’s forces now and prepare for a political resolution that will leave the evil Qadaffi in power. We cannot remove Qadaffi without inflicting massive casualties on civilians now.
Obama talked about how America cannot sit by why people suffer. What about the North Korean people? What about the Iranian freedom fighters mowed down during peaceful protests. What number of human deaths and atrocities make it a Responsibility 2 Protect?
The Emperor tried to explain why HE believed we needed to attack a sovereign nation and beginning killing people. He never made the case, and in fact could not make the case. There is no VITAL American interest in Libya. In terms of stopping a massacre, we are done. Pull all our forces out (including those attached to NATO) and let’s have a congressional vote on continuing Obama’s madness in the name of American people.
Obama has over reached and violated our Constitution. He needs to be reigned in. And as for all those neocons standing by him – you too just lost the support of Main Stream America.
Addendum: Most embarrassing moment – Emperor Obama’s attempt to butch up and claim there should be no doubt he would wield US military power. Not only was it an embarrassing effort to cover up his own insecurity, there is little doubt he is reckless enough to use it – and little doubt he will misuse our power on a fool’s obsession. He convinced us he is ‘winging’ it and just trying to look impressive, without trying.
Clearly, Obama’s idea of ‘military action’ only means boots on the ground. Bombardment from the air and off shore using cruise missiles somehow is not ‘war’.
In transferring command and control to NATO, the U.S. is turning the reins over to an organization dominated by the U.S., both militarily and politically. In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show.
And the rapid advance of rebels in recent days strongly suggests they are not merely benefiting from military aid in a defensive crouch, but rather using the multinational force in some fashion – coordinated or not – to advance an offensive.
Here is a look at some of Obama’s assertions in his address to the nation Monday, and how they compare with the facts: