Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
What I find pathetic is that the same people who claim Qaddafi needed to be taken out see no reason why Hussein, with a record just as bad, should have been left alone. He was defanged? In a box? That's the best you can do? Sell that one to the Kurds.
Won't give him a win on Libya?
On 19 March 2011 a multi-state coalition began a military intervention in Libya to implement United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which was taken in response to events during the 2011 Libyan civil war. That same day, military operations began, with US and British forces firing cruise missiles, the French Air Force and British Royal Air Force undertaking sorties across Libya and a naval blockade by the Royal Navy.
Since the beginning of the intervention, the initial coalition of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Qatar, Spain, UK and US has expanded to seventeen states, with newer states mostly enforcing the no-fly zone and naval blockade or providing military logistical assistance. The effort was initially largely led by France and the United Kingdom, with command shared with the United States. NATO took control of the arms embargo on 23 March, named Operation Unified Protector. An attempt to unify the military command of the air campaign (whilst keeping political and strategic control with a small group), first failed over objections by the French, German, and Turkish governments. On 24 March, NATO agreed to take control of the no-fly zone, while command of targeting ground units remains with coalition forces. The handover occurred on 31 March 2011 at 0600 GMT.
I didn't see Obama's name there at all. He's spent these months talking about how we were just there in a supportive role with no boots on the ground and now your complaint is that he doesn't get credit for the win? Nice..Sell that one to the other countries listed above or the rebel forces that actually took him out.
Obama takes out a dictator.....good.
Bush takes out a dictator......bad.
Nice to be a liberal