Why Obama Can Never Win
August 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
I knew Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate (who lost to President Obama in 2008) John McCain was old, but I didn’t know he was deranged too.
McCain, who has been an outspoken critic of the President’s action in Libya, recently complained about the President’s actions. He appeared on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and urged we should have used “the full weight of American air power” because “it would have been gone — over a long time ago, and the fact is that young Libyans were wounded and were killed because of that, quote, “leading from behind.”
Of course it is the American mindset to take the lead, be the greatest, and/or police other nations.
Even after Blitzer pointed out the fact that “no American lives have been lost over these six months”, McCain continued his strain of jingoism, replying, “air power is the key and dominant factor, and our allies, as wonderful as they were, didn’t have the capabilities that we have.”
Yesterday’s episode of A Place For Politics, hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton, a MSBNC analyst (I regret not catching the ladies name and I can’t find the episode online) hit the hammer on the head. Paraphrasing her, “The President decided to take the back seat and let the French led NATO movement conduct the no fly zone, arms embargo, and removal of Gadhafi. U.S. involvement wast at 16%, no American lives were lost, less than 900 civilian deaths, and the price tag was $1 billion. This man ruled for 42 years and NATO removed him in 157 days. $1 billion is a fly in Pentagon dollars.”
South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham also criticized the administration and said, “we regret that this success was so long in coming, due to the failure of the United States to employ the full weight of our air power.” Senator Graham also voted against the recent debt deal in “fear it does not provide adequate spending reductions in the near-term” and professes he wants to “save America from bankruptcy.”
What better way to reduce spending and save America from bankruptcy. Does Graham suggest an all out Air Force assault?
We heard back in March from U.S. Intel services, mainly the CIA, about the prospect of Libya’s stockpile of weapons, unconventional weapons, and mustard gas. Remember the last time we heard this kind of language? Well, Gadahfi is now defeated, his 2 sons are kidnapped, and those supposed WMDs are under the victorious rebel’s control.
From what the news tells us, this was mostly the Libyan citizens’ victory with support from NATO (led mostly by France, Quatar, UAE, and the UK). Yes, for the first time in long time, America didn’t stretch her hands into someone else’s cookie jar.
On behalf of the international community, I hope to see Libya peacefully transition into a government led by the people and not by outside influence.
While the struggle in Libya is certainly not over, we can only wait and see how this situation unfolds.