Tuesday, March 29, 2011
President Obama's Speech on Libya
We went into Libya because of atrocities aimed at the citizenry of Libya, but we are not going to complete the mission, and this is not a war? Apparently, we have basically "stopped by," with no real goal other than ending atrocities (sounds great, good press bite) and NOT being in an actual war. Ask the soldiers who are on both sides - I'd bet they would call it a war.
Mr. President, be honest with us - at last. If I were on the President's advisory team, I would have 1) gotten him over to a safe city in Japan, to visit our ally in their time of need, 2) put the kibosh on the NCAA picks in public (it's just annoying), and 3) encourage this man to define the mission, and define why he went into Libya. What about the Congo? What about the rest of the Middle East? Don't they fit the parameters of American intervention that he laid out? If he is in Libya, and fears for the people of Libya, then take Ghaddafi out.
Oh, and on our economy?? A lot of us are drowning, sir, so when you have time...