Remember When Obama Said Libyan Campaign would Last Days Not Weeks … Looks Like it will be Months … Syrian People Won’t be Helped
The pick and choose foreign policy of Barack Obama that send mixed messages to Americans and the World. Help Libya, but just say no to Syria and Iran.
Remember when the “Ditherer” in Chief stated that the “Kinetic Military Action” in Libya would last days and not weeks?
It would seem that the “rush into kinetic action” by Barack Obama has got the United States into a Middle East predicament where Obama is in over his head with no message, no plan and no end game. The once operation that was supposed to take days of US military involvement now appears will take at least months.
U.S.-led military action in Libya has bolstered rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s forces, but the international operation could continue for months, the Obama administration says.
Ahead of President Barack Obama’s national address Monday to explain his decision to act against the Libyan leader, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in appearances on the Sunday talk shows that the intervention had effectively rendered Gadhafi’s forces defenseless against air attacks and created the conditions for opposition advances westward.
In interviews taped Saturday, Gates and Clinton also defended the narrowly defined U.N. mandate to prevent atrocities against Libyan civilians and said the U.S. had largely accomplished its goals.
But what really are the goals? Were the goals to protect Libyan citizens, create a no fly zone, oust Gadhafi or even kill him. Talk about another mixed and muddled message from the Obama White House. Wasn’t it Obama who said, “I Promise I Will Never Rush the Decision to Send You in Harms Way”. So then why have days gone by and into weeks and still the Obama promised end of kinetic military action continues.
Want another mixed message when it comes to helping civilians in distress? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States won’t enter into the internal conflict in Syria the way it has in Libya. Because some how helping these people in an internal conflict is different.
Defense Secretary Gates says on ABC’s ‘This Week’, “Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S., Was Not ‘Vital National Interest’ to Intervene”.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that Libya did not pose a threat to the United States before the U.S. began its military campaign against the North African country.
On “This Week,” ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Gates, “Do you think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the United States?”
“No, no,” Gates said in a joint appearance with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “It was not — it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest and it was an interest for all of the reasons Secretary Clinton talked about.