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.
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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