Barack Obama’s Lack of Consistency on US Foreign Policy & “Kinetic Military Action” Involvement in Libya


Following Obama’s speech the questions still remain … What was our objective, and what is it now?

Last night President Barack Obama went on TV, full speech HERE, to explain to the American people the reason why he has decided to commit American military forces in Libya. However, as many have stated, it would have been a good speech if it had been done weeks ago. Now, it just appears that it was a reaction to public outrage, including many in his own party. His speech was a day late and a dollar short and still … does anyone really know what Obama’s foreign policy is?

Obama stated in his speech, “I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.”Really? How many other places in the world have such occurrences taken place and presently are taking place and Obama does nothing. So what is Obama’s litmus test to do humanitarian “kinetic military actions” in the world? As further stated by the NRO, Obama’s speech was yet again a muddled, murky example of his views that despite his past views of not intervening in Middle East situations, he never once referenced his lack of consulting Congress in this “kinetic military action” WAR on Libya.

Picture Hat Tip: Vanderbilt ’11

The Gateway Pundit reminds us of the many other times that Obama felt it no need to intervene in the affairs of other countries. Of course that was different, then.

This is the same man who once said that genocide was no reason to keep US troops in Iraq.

Obama said the US would continue to go after Al-Qaeda… Even though Al-Qaeda is allied with the opposition in Libya.

Obama forgets to mention how he ignored the protesters in Iran when they were being slaughtered by the regime.

 Hmm, Obama also stated in his speech last night the following regarding his responsibility of keeping the Unites States safe. Wasn’t just the other day that Defense Secretary Gates said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that “Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S., Was Not ‘Vital National Interest’ to Intervene”.

As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than keeping this country safe. And no decision weighs on me more than when to deploy our men and women in uniform. I’ve made it clear that I will never hesitate to use our military swiftly, decisively, and unilaterally when necessary to defend our people, our homeland, our allies and our core interests.

Does anyone think that America has done what it said it would do in Libya? Welsome

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  • Comments

    19 Responses to “Barack Obama’s Lack of Consistency on US Foreign Policy & “Kinetic Military Action” Involvement in Libya”

    1. Dawg1948 on March 29th, 2011 9:36 am

      And Obummer and the rest of the Dummycraps had the nerve to slam Bush over his foreign policy, ROFLMAO!

    2. RT on March 29th, 2011 10:31 am

      His foreign policy is decisive indecision and perpetual dithering.

    3. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 11:21 am

      I flipped the channesl during the Piers Morgan show last night. I thought maybe other networks were announcing “Breaking News” that h— had frozen over. It had to have happen if I was nodding my head in agreement to every word that came forth out of the mouth of Donald Trump.




      The Great Middle East Debate
      Aired March 28, 2011 – 21:00 ET

      TRUMP: It’s interesting when we’re talking about stepping in, when in fact you have other countries that are making Libya look like nice guys. Look at what’s going on the streets of other countries right now as we speak. The other thing we were talking about, the governor mentioned the oil supply, that the chain of the oil supply is going to be broken.

      We don’t get oil from Libya. China does. So we are protecting China’s oil supply? Haven’t we done enough for China? They have taken our jobs, they have done so much else to really hurt this country. And we now go in and protect China’s oil supply. China is the biggest purchaser of oil, by far, than Libya.

      We purchase nothing from Libya. Why isn’t China involved?

    4. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 11:27 am

      The Great Middle East Debate
      Aired March 28, 2011 – 21:00 ET

      TRUMP: … But you also have to ask the other question, who is paying for this? You have Saudi Arabia, the Arab League, the richest nations in the world, saying go in and get them. We don’t like them. Go in and get them. And why aren’t they paying for this?

    5. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 11:37 am

      The Great Middle East Debate
      Aired March 28, 2011 – 21:00 ET

      TRUMP: … I do really want to know who these people we’re fighting for, who they are. They call them the rebels like they’re these wonderful guys.

      But I hear they are aligned with Iran. I hear they may be aligned with al Qaeda. To be honest, wouldn’t that be really very, very sad if we’re bombing all of these tanks, killing all of these people, one way or the other, and Iran ends up take over Libya.

    6. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 11:43 am

      The Great Middle East Debate
      Aired March 28, 2011 – 21:00 ET

      MORGAN: When you hear President Obama say that he wants to get rid of Gadhafi, but he doesn’t want regime change, does that make sense to you?

      TRUMP: It makes no sense whatsoever. I think he’s a little afraid of Congress, frankly, He doesn’t want to go in too strongly, because they’ll say that that he broke his constitutional law and he’s got himself some problems.

      So I think he’s trying to take sort of a neutral turn …

    7. rightknight on March 29th, 2011 12:10 pm

      The cartoon completely misses the point
      ’cause Obama is Left Handed!

    8. Reality Check on March 29th, 2011 1:26 pm

      The ‘dummycraps’ and ‘retardicans’ are the same people. Every politician, democrat or republican, is at the mercy of the corporations that support the US and US interests. You’d have to be brainwashed to think we are under an actual two-party system. Grow a brain, ‘Dawg.’

    9. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 2:50 pm
    10. Tamikosmom on March 29th, 2011 4:37 pm

      What has the Arab League contributed to the Libyan mission.



      Libya Mission Has Cost U.S. $550 Million So Far, Pentagon Says
      Published March 29, 2011

    11. NGBoston on March 29th, 2011 7:14 pm

      Agree completely w/Mr. Trumps assessments.

      Dear Mr. President:

      What the HELL is wrong with you and WHY ARE WE EVEN IN A CIVIL WAR WE HAVE NO BUSINESS OR PLACE TO BE IN??? It has ALREADY cost the us something like $600M to date to engage, and the question is WHY?

      Nobel Peace Prize, my Ass. Commander-in-Chief, my Ass. GIVE IT UP, Barack.


      This is sheer lunacy.

    12. NGBoston on March 29th, 2011 7:15 pm


    13. Dawg1948 on March 29th, 2011 7:17 pm

      Hey Reality Check #8, bite my a$$. I probably have far more background and knowledge on the subject than you do. Do you have a BS, AB, or MS or PHD? They are not one and the same, now are they both corrupt and ineffective, maybe you would have a point in that regards. However, if you think the stink raised by the Dummycraps when George Bush was in office is not HYPOCRACY compared to what OBUMMER and the DUMMYCRAPS are doing in Libya now then you are just Plain Dumb as my son would say.

    14. Dolf on March 30th, 2011 8:40 am

      @13…you looking at your reply you are high educated.

      Corperate influence rules the States.

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    16. ROTFLMAO on March 30th, 2011 8:41 pm

      I had a posting from yesterday disappear. Can someone help fix this?

      SM: Nope, there’s nothing left in the spam folder so I suspect if it went there it got deleted yesterday. You will have to re-post. (klaasend)

    17. ROTFLMAO on March 30th, 2011 11:29 pm

      President Obama’s objective was very clear. As his speech said:

      “At my direction, America led an effort with our allies at the United Nations Security Council to pass an historic Resolution that authorized a No Fly Zone to stop the regime’s attacks from the air, and further authorized all necessary measures to protect the Libyan people.”

      “It is true that America cannot use our military wherever repression occurs. And given the costs and risks of intervention, we must always measure our interests against the need for action. But that cannot be an argument for never acting on behalf of what’s right. In this particular country – Libya; at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. We had a unique ability to stop that violence: an international mandate for action, a broad coalition prepared to join us, the support of Arab countries, and a plea for help from the Libyan people themselves. We also had the ability to stop Gaddafi’s forces in their tracks without putting American troops on the ground.”

      What could be more clear than that?
      Work from home, on your own schedule and make $500 a day!
      SM: HAHAHAHAHAHAH ….. now I am ROTFLMAO …. If there is one thing all can pretty much agree on, LEFT, RIGHT and MIDDLE … Obama is not clear on anything. This over his head, wet behind the ears, community organizer is not clear on anything from healthcare to energy policy to WAR IN LIBYA. This president cannot even call it a WAR!

      Take a look at his polling data and see just how clear he has been with WE THE PEOPLE.

      HE IS A JOKE.

    18. ROTFLMAO on March 31st, 2011 8:07 am

      I understand your opinion. I thought you were interested in the question your original post asked, and if there was some explanation to be found. If you don’t want to listen to any answers, that is your choice. What I don’t understand is why ask the question in the first place?

      In your reply above, your response says nothing about my comment, but gives generic anti-Obama opinions. I guess I was mistaken that this was an exchange on the original post.
      SM: Don’t get snippy. Your answer is your opinion … not a final answer. You are hardly the final answer. Obama has been an indecisive clown. All poll data shows that to be. Sorry, just because some one reads something off a teleprompter does not make it their policy. Obama’s peeps cannot even get their message straight.

      You might also want to show a tad of respect when you come on someones web site when you are a guest.

      Generic Obama opinion … please … go back to Media Matters and get you talking points. Please.

      When you have a President who cannot even call it a WAR, you have a problem. Then it was a humanitarian mission to protect the people again Khadaffi, without removing hin from power. How exactly do you protect them w/o a regime change? HMM?

      Why don’t you think instead of drinking the Kool-aide. Wonder if GWB had done the same thing if you would be defending it?

      Oh, that’s right, W went to Congress first.

    19. super dave on March 31st, 2011 10:46 am

      obama should be flippin burgers at the nearest burger king. surely he wouldn’t need his teleprompter to do that.

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