I am beyond words. We have NO business bombing Libya. If some of the Arab nations want the fighting between its nut-job leader Gaddafi and opposition forces to end, how about this, let them do the dirty deed. And why are we bombing Libya.. humanitarian reasons they say but that flies in the face of decade long genocide that continues in places like Darfur and Sudan to name two. Or how about just today Syria murdered 6 of its citizens today during a protest. Will this be the next no-fly zone?
How about that Constitutional stipulation which requires Presidents to get the Senate approval to engage in war? Constitution.. Obama don’t need no Constitution.
And how does a Commander-in-Chief call for military engagement and then fly off on vacation?
And now, in an interview Obama gave in El Salvador:
From Barack Obama.com
And we will continue to support the efforts to protect the Libyan people, but we will not be in the lead. That’s what the transition that I discussed has always been designed to do. We have unique capabilities. We came in, up front, fairly readily, fairly substantially, and at considerable risk to our military personnel. And when this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is not going to be our ships that are necessarily involved in enforcing the arms embargo. That’s precisely what the other coalition partners are going to do.
And that’s why building this international coalition has been so important because it means that the United States is not bearing all the cost. It means that we have confidence that we are not going in alone, and it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally. And we will accomplish that in a relatively short period of time. (emphasis mine)
Now, with respect to our national interests, the American people and the United States have an interest, first of all, in making sure that where a brutal dictator is threatening his people and saying he will show no mercy and go door-to-door hunting people down, and we have the capacity under international sanction to do something about that, I think it’s in America’s international — in America’s national interest to do something about it. (emphasis mine)
First he abdicates military control to “others,” then the Freudian slip as to where his true intentions lie, covering the ass of some shadowy foreign entity.
I don’t know what to say except.. Can we impeach him yet?