Lucky for Muammar Qaddafi he has been an anti American tyrant for all of these years. Had he been pro-American, Obama would have been using all the forces at his disposal to achieve regime change.
As it is, Obama is sitting back, “studying” the situation. Fortunately, though by accident, Obama is getting one right.
The Europeans and the Arab league have proposed a no-fly zone. There is even discussion of intervention. Everyone making these proposals is assuming the lead actor in any of these actions will be the United States.
Fortunately, Obama is dithering on this.
The word fortunately keeps appearing for one good reason. As we say in the south, “we don’t have a dog in this fight.” Libyan rebels what to over throw Qaddafi and probably have him dance at the end of a rope. Surely Qaddafi rates near the top of the modern tyrants who needs to spend his last moments on the gallows. However, it is not our fight.
Fortunately, spring is coming so Obama needs to work on his golf game some more. When he is on the greens, he generally can’t screw anything up, worse than his chip shot.
America has no vested interest in Libya. America is however, in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the great depression. In fact, thanks to Obama, Pelosi and Reid, this may end up being the second great depression. We cannot afford another intervention.
Later this year, we will mark our tenth year at war. War is often an unfortunate necessity. When we are attacked, as we were on 9/11, we must fight back. Libya was not involved in that or any other recent attack on America. We have troops tied up in Iraq and now more troops in Afghanistan. A sizable part of the navy is going to be tied up with relief operations in Japan for the next few months.
Going to war is an expensive proposition. It costs men, money and equipment. We have lost a lot of all of that in the last ten years. Those wars may have been necessary but they were costly. We have a military that is stretched to the breaking point, that desperately needs new equipment and supplies and we have a regime that is desperately trying to gut the military. The last thing we need is a third war going on.
If Libya attacked America, that would be different. Libya has not. If the Arab League wants a no-fly zone, let them enforce it with pilots and planes from the Arab League. If the Europeans want to intervene, use European wealth and firepower.
Under the theory even a blind squirrel occasionally get an acorn, Obama has gotten this one right by not committing the US military to any action in Libya. He did not do it for love of country. He did not it for any of the right reasons. But the American military is not involved in Libya today and that is a good thing.
America has no dog in this fight.
Let someone else lead and then get kicked in the a**. Everytime we step out to "help" we end up hated that much more. BUT, we'll probably be blamed for NOT stepping out. That's ok, at least we're not sticking our nose in a place it doesn't belong.
When someone hurts us I'm all for kicking a** and leaving, not nation building.
There's just one thing wrong with this train of thought. The fighting for freedom citizens WILL be murdered by this tyrant and his minions because we are not doing ONE DAMN THING. A no-fly would be totally doable without commiting boots on the ground. Modern weapons would be totally doable without commiting boots on the ground. Either or both of these supports would allow the rebels a fighting chance. As it is now, they have NONE!
The rest of the world is gutless. They are quick to put America down, but yet they EXPECT US to DO SOMETHING. All of these "civilized" countries make me want to puke - as well as does the political pimps who run our government. None of them have a lick of common sense.
It is about time for people to understand that we do not have a leader acting as the President of the United States. In some instances this has proven advantageous. As is the case in Lbya and Bahrain. Because of Obama's inability to make decisions, "good and bad", we may be spared the humiliation of protecting European, and Arab League interests, then having these same countries condemn the US for that same protection.
This country needs a leader who is willing tolead this nation into a new era. A leader who will encourage and stimulate the production of energy by eleiminating numerous regulatons and agencies. A leader who will promote the idea of maximizing our fossil fuel production and nuclear enrgy production. A leader who will do away with all the bereaucratic overlap of gencies regulating these industries. Most of all a leader who will streamline the assessents, studies, and permits for energy producers to move ahead.
We also need a leader who will spend more time solving problems than plying golf, taking vacations, and entertaining guests at basketball games. One that might realize he has a twenty four hour seven day job to lead and direct this nation.
Do you know of anyone with these leadership characteristics?
The US will be on fire if you don't stop these people this is quite shocking.