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
- The catch-me killer, Charlie Sheen’s sympathy plea (but not for himself), and more!
- No, that’s not a joke. Pool reporter Scott Powers was literally stuck in a closet to keep him away from political high-rollers.
Staffers of VP Joe Biden Confined ORLANDO SENTINEL Reporter Scott Powers in Closet During Fund Raiser … Biden Folks Apologize
Nobody puts Baby in a corner … or is it a pool reporter in a closet.
Ealier this week, as reported at the Drudge Report, staffers of Vice President confined Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers in a closet during a fund raiser. It was done to prevent Powers from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Democratic fundraiser. So much for Freedom of the Press. Or how about the use of just plain common sense and decency.
Reporter Scott Powers was the designated “pool reporter” for the vice president’s Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn’t arrived yet but most of the 150 guests (minimum $500 donation) had. They were busy noshing on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese and bacon deviled eggs, before a lunch of grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps.
Not so for Powers. A “low-level staffer” put Powers in a storage closet and then stood guard outside the door, Powers told the DRUDGE REPORT. “When I’d stick my head out, they’d say, ‘Not yet. We’ll let you know when you can come out.’”
Now Biden’s folks are apologizing for forcing a reporter to remain in the closet. Isn’t the the transparent administration who wanted to repeal DADT? Seems to be a contradiction when they forced their report to stay in the closet. As stated by the Lonely Conservative … Biden should be providing the apology personally.
“Scott – You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today,” wrote Vice President Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander last Wednesday to Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers.
“Lack of a better hold room” is an interesting way of putting it. In order to keep Powers from mingling with guests at a Democratic fundraiser last Wednesday, Powers was escorted into a storage closet by a Biden staffer.
The Obama Jinx is Complete, Final #1 Seed Kansas Upset by VCU in NCAA Basketball … Obama 0-4 Teams in Final Four
The Obama Jinx is Complete, Final #1 Seed Kansas Upset by VCU in NCAA Basketball … Obama 0-4 Teams in Final Four.
It would seem that Barack Obama is just as good in dealing with NCAA Basketball Final Four predictions as he is with handling domestic and foreign affairs as President …“Rock Chalk, SHOCK Jayhawk . From the First 4 to the Final 4 … VCU shocks all. How could this have happened? The team that all thought, except if one was an alumni or student at VCU. did not belong in the Big Dance is off to the Final Four. How is this possible … Obama picked the other team, that’s how.
The VCU Rams knocked off the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks shocking the world and busting completely the “Basketball Prognosticator” in Chief’s NCAA Basketball brackets. VCU defeated Kansas 71-61 and pretty much dominated the #1 seed Jayhawks throughout the entire game. Who would have thought a #11 seed would be punching a ticket to the Men’s Final Four.
Barack Obama picked four #1 seeds at the outset of the Tournament. Of course those vanilla picks were questioned because never has there been a year in recent memory where there has not been a dominant #1 team(s) in the NCAA. If there was ever a year to not pick any #1 seeds it would have been this year, but Obama played it safe and jinxed them all.
Previously Obama’s other picks #1 seed Duke was defeated by Arizona 93-77 , #1 seed Pitt was defeated by Butler 71-70 and #1 seed Ohio St was defeated by Kentucky 62-60.
What is the greatest aspect of this years Final Four, other than Barack Obama is 0-4 in his predisctions? The winner of the Southeast bracket, Butler, will play tyhe winner of the Southwest bracket, VCU, will play each other in the National semi-fimnals. This will guarantee that either #8 seed Butler or #11 VCU will be in the Finals.
25 year old mother of three Summer Inman has been missing since Tuesday, March 22, 2011. The Logan, OH mom was abducted from an area behind the Century National Bank in downtown Logan, Ohio where she worked as part of the cleaning service. Summer was forced into a car by two men and has not been seen or heard from since.
Summer Inman is descibed as follows:
- 5-feet-3-inches tall
- 120 pounds
- brown hair
- green eyes
- She was wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt with white writing
Bank Surveillance Images of Summer Inman
The FBI released surveillance photos on Friday afternoon showing Summer Inman working inside the bank before she was kidnapped on Tuesday. Investigators said they wanted people to see the clothes she was wearing in case they find any discarded items on their property.
Anyone with information on Summer Inman’s whereabouts to contact the Logan police department at 740-385-6868.
Summer Inman (top left), William Inman Jr. (top right), William Inman Sr. (bottom left) and Sandra Inman (bottom right).
UPDATE I: Three people have been charged in the case of missing mom Summer Inman. They are Summer’s estranged husband, William Inman II, and his parents, William and Sandra Inman. All have been charged with first degree felony kidnapping. What did Summer’s former in-laws do to her? Did they really think they could get away with kidnapping and murder and not be the prime suspects?
The search continues for missing Summer Inman; however, investigators are considering the possibility that she will not be found alive.
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.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) Says The More the Merrier, A Whole New Cast of Republicans Should Run in 2012
The more the merrier, the GOP needs fresh faces, new ideas and individuals that have made a difference.
Republican US Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina says that a whole new cast of Republican candidates should run for the GOP nod for President in 2012. The conservative Senator is correct. The gains made by the GOP in the 2010 midterm elections were not about the status quo, they were about fresh change of ideas and return to common sense thinking and conservatism. The last thing that the GOP needs as a candidate in 2012 against Obama is a retread or party establishment candidate based on seniority.
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is not interested in running for the Republican presidential nomination, but he said Saturday that the presumed field might not be sufficient to inspire voters and he would welcome a last-minute entry by another candidate.
“If no one is an immediate front-runner,” Mr. DeMint said, “I think you might see a whole new cast of Republican candidates out within the next couple of months.”
Missing 7 Year Old Kayley Proctor of Henderson, NV Found Safe in Barstow, CA … AMBER ALERT Cancelled
Missing 7 year old Kayley Proctor from Henderson, Nevada has been found safe in Barstow, California. Kayley Proctor was found safe Saturday afternoon after she had gone missing in the early morning hours. It is believed that Kayley Proctor was with 29 year old Matthew Hayward, who had been a house guest of Proctor’s dad. Hayward is said to be a black male, 29 years old, 6’0? and 180 lbs. He has brown eyes, a goatee, multiple tattoos and ear-rings. Matthew Hayward is presently not in police custody.
She was found in Barstow, California by authorities, and Henderson Police detectives are headed there to pick up Kayley and bring her back home.
Kayley went missing from her home at the Allegro Apartments located at 951 Las Palmas Entrada Avenue in Henderson.
Who says raising the income tax equals more revenue?
Catepillar is contempalting leaving Illinois due to the recent increase in income tax. As reported at Pantagraph, Catepillar is being courted by at least 4 states for relocation. Illinois is just too expensive to conduct business in these days. States like Texas, South Dakota and Nebraska are actively eying Caterpillar.
The chairman and CEO of Peoria-based Caterpillar Inc. is raising the specter of moving the heavy equipment maker out of Illinois.
In a letter sent March 21 to Gov. Pat Quinn, Caterpillar chief executive officer Doug Oberhelman said officials in at least four other states have approached the company about relocating since Illinois raised its income tax in January.
“I want to stay here. But as the leader of this business, I have to do what’s right for Caterpillar when making decisions about where to invest,” Oberhelman wrote in the letter obtained Friday by the Lee Enterprises Springfield bureau. “The direction that this state is headed in is not favorable to business and I’d like to work with you to change that.”
Not only did they have to deal with this Democrat tax increase, CAT also has to absorb the effects of Obamacare and the $100 million it would cost them in one quarter.