What’s new in national news? Let’s see. We’re not taking the lead in Libya. We’re taking the lead, but we’re transferring power in a few days. Qaddafi needs to go. Qaddafi is not a target. Qaddafi is looking for a way out. Qaddafi is digging in his heels. Which is it? Does anyone really know what’s going on? I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted.
I must admit, initially, I was in support of the U.S taking action in Libya. Qaddafi is a ruthless dictator, who is killing his own people, and he’s got to go. However, this military action has turned into a complete debacle. We’ve been receiving mixed messages from President Obama and Secretary Clinton since Day One. What is our ultimate goal here? Do we have an exit strategy? Who is really in charge of this mission?
To make matters worse, President Obama went to the United Nations for approval, but didn’t find it necessary to address Congress. In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stated, “I suspect that one of the reasons that that administration didn’t go to Congress is they didn’t know what to ask for.” Now that’s an alarming statement. It appears that no one can clearly define our mission. If that’s the case, we’re in serious trouble.
We’re not even sure who we are protecting. General Carter Ham was asked, during a briefing on Monday, who qualifies as a civilian, and his response was that there’s no clear distinction between rebels and civilians. General Ham also stated that while allied nations have been planning for a transition from the start, the key details have not been worked out. So let me get this straight. President Obama stays silent on the situation in Libya for weeks, and now the administration is running around like chickens with their heads cut off, rushing into Libya with no plan? What am I missing?
Meanwhile, no one is paying attention to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic groups, who are enthusiastic about the uprisings in the Arab world, as it provides them with opportunities to increase their power throughout the region. http://frontpagemag.com/2011/03/04/resurrecting-the-caliphate/
But never fear. Obama cut short his visit to El Salvador by a whopping two hours, to rush back to Washington. I’m sure he has it all under control.