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.
Obama’s Kinetic Military Operation in Libya Against Gaddafi Aiding Rebels Who Admit his Fighters have al-Qaeda Links
Some one forgot to tell Barack Obama that it is important to know who you are backing in a “Kinetic Military Operation”.
So who are the foreign fighters that President Barack Obama has the US military and NATO providing a “no fly zone” for? In a report from the UK telegraph, Libyan rebel leader, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, stated that jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, Mr al-Hasidi admitted that he had recruited “around 25″ men from the Derna area in eastern Libya to fight against coalition troops in Iraq. Some of them, he said, are “today are on the front lines in Adjabiya”.
Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters “are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,” but added that the “members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader”.
Just curious President Obama, did you know what you were getting into in Libya, did you know who you were supporting against Kadafi and did you rush into war? Oh sorry, a Kinetic Milaitary Action”. It was perfectly ok for Obama to make the snarky comment about george W. Bush, but when it comes to hios own actions its another hypocrtital action. Obama will eat his own words of “I Promise I will never rush the decision to send you in harms way.”
VP Joe Biden Shows Up to NY Yankees Spring Training for Photo Op as US Wages War in Libya, Middle East in Crisis & Japan Recovers
Is it possible that President Obama and VP Biden could actually take their jobs serious?
While President Barack Obama plays tourist in Latin America,VP Joe Biden not to be outdone takes time for a photo op and some laughs at NY Yankee Spring Training. UNREAL. Could these two clowns actually take their job serious, especially at a time in which they have committed US troops to yet another military action? Oh that’s right, Obama cancelled his trip to the Mayan Ruins so to appear to look like a leader.
Mr. President, would an act of war against Libya be considered a big “F’n” deal?
As stated by the Toronto Star, gues happens when Biden shows up to watch a Spring Training game … TOTAL CONFUSION. This seems to be par for the course with any thing done by Obama and Biden these days. That same confusion appears to be the order of the day in Obama’s war in Libya as well. The US along with the “Coalition of the Unwilling” goes to war against Libya in an effort to protect civilians and not target Qaddafi as Obama who wants no part of leading the action tells the world and Libya that we will in no way put boots on the ground. Who tells the enemy what their plans are?
From the overwhelmed, over their head, Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight … the Middle East in crisis, Japan struggling with fixing nuclear reactors and recovering from an earthquake and tsunami, more terrorist attacks in Israel and the US is now implicated in another military action, this time with Libya and Biden is in FL at a fund raiser for Ben Nelson and off to see the Yankees (VIDEO).
Maybe the reason why Biden decided to have some fun and take in a game was because French PM Francois Fillon said we were not at war. Could you imagine what the MSM would be reporting if a Republican President and VP acted like this at such a time of crisis? It is simply frightening that Obama and Biden were elected at this point in time of our county’s history. How out of touch could they be?
2012 cannot come fast enough!
Obama, your defense should not be in keeping the Nobel Peace Prize, you should be explaininghow the hell you ever received it in the first place.
As Obama’s war continues in Libya, Barack Obama told reporters today that he’s keeping his peace prize. Of course he is, it’s not like he is now in more military conflicts than GWB. Oh wait, he is. As reported at The Politico, Obama defended his Nobel Peace Prize stating there is no contradiction because he is saving Libyan’s from being butchered by Qaddafi. So Barack, what’s the difference from what GWB did in saving Iraqis from Saddam Hussein?
President Obama defended his Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday,saying that Americans “don’t see any contradiction” in him ordering an attack on Libya to make sure “people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power.”
“When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars,” Obama said in an interview with CNN from El Salvador. “So I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace.”
Isn’t it amazing what Obama now says as President as compared to when he was a Democrat Senator.
Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya, saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.”
Speaker of the House John Boehner Sends Letter to Obama on Military Action in Libya … What’s the Mission?
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), in the wake of the United States Launching cruise missiles and taking military action against Libya, has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting answers as to what the mission is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission. Since the first cruise missiles werelaunched, the muddled and mixed message from Obama and his minions has been beyond confusing. Obama has stated that Khaddafi should step down, yet others in his Admin have stated they are not targeting Khadaffi and a scenario could occur where he remains in power after all is said and done. What?
I respect your authority as Commander-in-Chief and support our troops as they carry out their mission. But I and many other members of the House of Representatives are troubled that U.S. military resources were committed to war without clearly defining for the American people, the Congress, and our troops what the mission in Libya is and what America’s role is in achieving that mission. In fact, the limited, sometimes contradictory, case made to the American people by members of your Administration has left some fundamental questions about our engagement unanswered. At the same time, by contrast, it appears your Administration has consulted extensively on these same matters with foreign entities such as the United Nations and the Arab League.
It is my hope that you will provide the American people and Congress a clear and robust assessment of the scope, objective, and purpose of our mission in Libya and how it will be achieved. Here are some of the questions I believe must be answered:
A Day Late and a Dollar, make that a Couple Hundred Cruise Missiles and Act of war Short.
As Barack Obama’s war in Libya spirals out of countrol with mized messages from his Europen allies and from within his own government. Obama decides to cancel his vacation events in Latin America to show everyone that he is a leader and engaged. As the Fox News reports, Obama has canceled his sight seeing events. WOW, what sacrifice and shin in the game Mr. President. Barack Obama and the first family has cancelled their trip to the Mayan ruins.
Cancel the sight seeing. With the situation escalating in Libya, President Obama scrapped Wednesday’s his public schedule. He was expected to visit the San Andres Mayan Runins and meet with US Embassy staff. But instead, he will now spend the entire day at the American Embassy, where he is expected to participate in at least one conference call on Libya before returning to Washington a few hours ahead of schedule.
Throughout the Latin America trip, President Obama’s aides have insisted there is no reason to cut the trip short, that he can manage the situation appropriately from the road. Obama has been briefed regularly by his National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and also held conference calls with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, and Commander General Carter Ham.
Ahead of the trip, Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted there would be no reason to cut the visit short.
What an example from Obama of “Leadership in Action”. From the beginning of this ill advised trip to South America, Obama was critized from all sides as to why go when the Middle East was in crisis. What a complete fiasco Obama’s military folly has become. Attacking a country with no message, no end gane, no real central control and now the Libyan Colaition falls apart.
Remember When Joe Biden Said … “If he gives authorization to war… without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him!”
Remember when Joe Biden said regarding President George W. Bush and if he takes a nation to war in Iran without Congressional approval, I WILL IMPEACH HIM (VIDEO). Bush did got to Congress, did Obama?
Hat Tip: Drudge Report: ‘If he gives authorization to war… without Congressional approval, I will make it my business to impeach him!’ So does now VP Joe Biden feel the same regarding President Barack Obama and his military action in Libya? Make ni mistake about it, firing cruise missiles at another country is an act of war.
Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Critical of Obama Libyan Mission … “this isn’t the way that our system is supposed to work.”
Retiring Democrat Senators say the darndest things …
Yet another Democrat coming out against Obama’s militray action. It is not just Republicans and the Far Left that have been critical of the way Obama got the United States into another military skirmish, add Democrat Virginia US Senator Jim Webb to the list as well. So Barack Obama takes the case for getting the US involved in a military conflict with Libya thru the Unites Nationa but does not get approval from the US Congress? As retiring US Senator Jim Webb stated, ” … this isn’t the way that our system is supposed to work.”
But the United States’ participation in this military endeavor has raised some questions by Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. On Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, Webb struck a critical tone when talking about the mission.
“If we’re going to discuss what’s going on in Libya now and in the future, we have to start with three basic considerations,” Webb said. “The first is we have a military operation that’s been put to play, but we do not have a clear diplomatic policy or clear statement of foreign policy that has accompanied this military operation. The second and the questions you were just asking are some that I’ve asked on the Foreign Relations Committee and the Armed Forces Committee, we know we don’t like the Gaddafi regime, but we do not have a picture of who the opposition movement really is.
Isn’t it amazing what one is willing to say about Obama when they are not running for office in 2012.
Who said that the “President Does Not Have Power Under Constitution to Unilaterally Authorize a Military Attack”? That would be Barack Hussein Obama in a Dec. 20, 2007 interview with the Boston Globe. But of course its different know for the hypocritical Obama.
2. In what circumstances, if any, would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress? (Specifically, what about the strategic bombing of suspected nuclear sites — a situation that does not involve stopping an IMMINENT threat?)
The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.
As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent.
Operation Odyssey Dawn was not supposed to target Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, Kaddafi; however, don’t tell the cruise missile that hit in his residential compound that destroyed a three story administration building. We have been told by some that the mission is not to target Kaddaffi, other have said he might be.
A cruise missile blasted Moammar Gadhafi’s residential compound in an attack that carried as much symbolism as military effect, and fighter jets destroyed a line of tanks moving on the rebel capital. The U.S. said the international assault would hit any government forces attacking the opposition.
Oil prices jumped to nearly $103 a barrel Monday in Asia after the Libyan leader vowed a “long war” amid a second night of allied strikes in the OPEC nation. Jubilant rebels said they expected to bring him down in a matter of days.
It was not known where Gadhafi was when the missile hit near his iconic tent late Sunday, but it seemed to show that while the allies trade nuances over whether the Libyan leader’s fall is a goal of their campaign – he is not safe.
Half of the round, three-story administration building was knocked down and pieces of the missile were scattered around, according to Associated Press photographer escorted to the scene by the Libyan government. About 300 Gadhafi supporters were in the compound at the time. It was not known if any were hurt.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know what the real misson was in Libya and for Barack Obama to be honest with us rather than this PC garbage of not targeting Gadhafi. Are we really going through all this, with the expense per each tomahawk missile, merely to protect rebels or is this about regime change? Just curious, if Gadhafi is taken out, who takes control of Libya?
What is the end game and what is the end result in Libya?
To Target or Not to Target, What is the Libyan Mission … Kaddafi May Become Target of Air Strikes
We were initially told that Operation Odyssey Dawn was not to target Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi, but instead to protect Libyan citizens. Also, Senior US official says President Obama envisions US “heavy, kinetic action” lasting “days, not weeks”. Adm Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff also stated that a stalemeate could leave Kadaffi still in charge and some how that would be deemed “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”.
The head of the United States military has admitted that despite the use of prodigious force against Libya a stalemate could ensue in which Col MuammarGaddafi remained in power.
Adm Mike Mullen, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the outcome of military action from the air was “very uncertain” and made it clear that Washington did not see the goal of Operation Odyssey Dawn as removing the Libyan leader from power.