And Cut In 3 – 2 – 1 …..


Okay, so, Obama decided that we had to support the Western coalition that wanted to offer air cover to the rebels in Libya.  I think I’m alright with that.  I remain okay with that even though I have friends who are against that very action.

However, we sent our dog into that fight with the explicit expectation that we were gonna simply remove the ability of the government mow down it’s people using airplanes and helicopters.

More and more we are seeing the scope of the mission increase until finally today we see this:

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday.

I don’t like Obama, never have.  However, I have tried to find aspects of his governing that I can accept; Libya was one.  But by signing these secret orders I can’t defend his actions.  I can’t say that he is acting with that “global coalition” that gave him some moral standing.

If you wanna take out a leader of a corrupt State – have at it.  Just say it.  Plain and simple.  So simple that maybe even a real  life guy in Texas could understand.

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9 comments
  1. I knew this was coming. Scott Erb and I were just commenting on it. It is the next logical step.

  2. I agree. His speech was too vague, and too “safe”. With NATO involved, see where the JTF2 are right now and how long they’ve been there. That’s usually a good clue (if you can find out).

  3. Alan Scott said:

    I can’t listen to a word that man says so I will have to take others accounts . But when was he ever not vague ? When he said let me be clear, has that ever happened ? He always talks out of both sides of his mouth . On the one hand , but on the other hand .

  4. Alan,

    Of course he talks out of both sides of his mouth — he is a lawyer. 😉

    The Chinese are kicking our butts because their leaders are all engineers. Engineers are trained to work together and solve problems. Lawyers are trained to win their argument at any cost.

    • pino said:

      Engineers are trained to work together and solve problems. Lawyers are trained to win their argument at any cost.

      Excellent point!

  5. Alan Scott said:

    ” Lawyers are trained to win their argument at any cost. ”

    You mean like Johnny Cochran ? I always said, I hated the guy, but if I ever killed someone I’d want him as my lawyer.

    • “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

  6. Alan Scott said:

    Does anyone remember that the Libyan war is still going on ? The worst possible thing keeps happening, a stalemate . If Obama wanted to be involved , then lets win . If not, let Qaddafi win and get the oil flowing . Our President’s half measures don’t cut it . Like in the budget stalemate . His management style works very poorly . Screw around for months and then come in at the last minute .

    Meanwhile, oil keeps going up in price and our fearless leader doesn’t have a clue .

    • pino said:

      If Obama wanted to be involved , then lets win . If not, let Qaddafi win and get the oil flowing . Our President’s half measures don’t cut it .>

      I agree.

      I’m fine with removing a brutal dictator from power. But if you’re gonna do it, then do it. If not, then get out and let’em have at it.

      And, by the way, I’m interested in a consistency surrounding his foreign doctrine.

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