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Friday, April 01, 2011

I'm Surprised It Hasn't Kicked in Before Now

Suppose He's Trying To Get Under Their Skin?

Or is he a wolf in sheep's clothing?

You decide:

This sort of talk enrages the crap out of the liberals in this country. Which makes it fun to watch.

But I have to wonder: Does Donald Trump really harbor these curiosities?

What Are We Doing?

Now that the brave men and women of America's armed forced have been sent into harm's way, I support our effort to bring them success. As well as a safe journey home. I just wish I knew what success was in this case.

And I'm not alone. The entire nation is asking: What the hell are we risking lives to achieve? A quality no-fly zone? Are you kidding me?

Well, as if you haven't seen it all, get a load of the latest:
Backing the rebels, no questions asked
By Roger Simon, Politico

We are currently doing everything we can to bomb, strafe and use missiles to carry the rebels into power in Libya. We want them to win. We just don’t know who they are.

This is not merely my opinion. It is the statement of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, our point person in meeting with the rebels.

he was in London Tuesday to meet with diplomats from 30 countries, most of whom showed up to get in the group picture. There are certainly not 30 countries aiding us in the war in Libya.

Most of the media headlined Clinton’s statement about possibly arming the rebels. Many stories left out what I consider her more important statement: that she really had no idea who the rebels are and that, in fact, they might actually include members of Al Qaeda, the terrorist group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001.

Got that? We are killing people — Muammar Qadhafi’s troops and possibly civilians through “collateral damage” — in order to put the rebels in power.

But “we do not have any specific information about specific individuals from any organization who are part of this,” according to our secretary of state. [link]
For the love of God, we are led by  ignoramuses.

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Victor Davis Hanson:
The president spoke Monday night to clarify our intervention in Libya. Instead he made things worse, and could not explain the mission (are we/are we not after Qaddafi?), the methodology to achieve it (are we in a no-fly-zone or are we bombing ground targets essential to save the rebels?), and the desired outcome (who are the “rebels,” what do we wish from them, and are they better than Qaddafi?). Indeed, after almost two weeks, these questions still have not been asked much less answered.

So the omissions pose the question: how did Obama, the archetype war critic, find himself bombing—in optional and preemptive fashion, and without congressional authority — an Arab Muslim oil-exporting country, and one that posed no immediate threat to American national security, despite being governed by a monster who, nevertheless, had been recently courted by Western intellectuals, academics, universities, and diplomats?

Unfortunately, Obama has no principled or strategically logical foreign policy. So it is mostly loud declarations that he is not George Bush and making things up ad hoc as he goes along.
Can it get any worse than that?