Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Apparently it's not a conversation stopper, Bob, since it got a response from you
Libya, and our involvement, is a joke. We are conducting air strikes while Hillary is saying Kadhaffi must go as he is riding around Tripoli in a convertible waving to the crowds. The U.S. has turned it over to NATO while still participating in the bombing (while claiming they are not) and drawing criticism from Britain and France that they are not participating enough. The revolutionary forces we are supposedly helping are conducting ethnic cleansing themselves upon Africans, while complaining that the US and NATO are notdoing enough for them. The blossom festival in Washington, DC could have been cancelled for lack of funds while we drop hundreds of millions of dollars in bombs in Libya, which is having little effect on a dictator who we may or may not demand that he step down from power.
MB calls it Obama's "measured" response. Yes, I can measure it in terms of intelligence.....zero.
John is right...one Blackhawk down. That should do it. Yes, Bob, we lost a plane - due to mechanical failure with everyone safe. What happens if an incident occurs where Americans are killed, such as the downing of a 'copter, assault on a barracks, or whatever? What does Obama do then? Does he say, "Darn, let's get out of there", as he sends letters of regret to the families or does he send in ground forces to avenge the deaths and let them know they can't mess with the big guys? Then we can have three wars going.
You may disagree with Afghanistan or Iraq all you want but at least there was a reason for going in. You may call it a bad reason but at least it was a reason. What is the reason for Libya? To save people from an evil leader? There are evil leaders all over the world. To get Khadaffi out of power? Depends on which day you ask Obama and Hillary. Why, then?? Because it was a knee-jerk reaction from a president who has no idea what he is doing and just does. For past references to similarities, you can check the stimulus package, health care bill, cap and trade and everything else in which he used the reasoning "Do something even if it's wrong." Libya, and Obama's reaction to it, should be his swan song. One can only hope....