Hillary Steps Up, shows Leadership, pushes through action on Libya while Obama dithers, vacations
Gee, who could have seen this coming? …Exactly…
Listen, when I was a ‘happy’ liberal Democrat, I understood our ‘dream’ foreign policy to be one in which we, the US, did not charge ahead on every worldwide issue, but one in which we led a ‘coalition of the willing’ to the table and attempted to get the parties who are actually directly impacted by the issue (in this case Arab League, UK, France and Italy (their oil supplies) to take the needed action while we lent an ‘assist’.
So how are the left all up in arms, pardon the pun, when Hillary has managed to get exactly that accomplished?
France is the figurehead leadership (and actual impetus and flyboyz, thank you Pres Sarkozy) of the coalition, Arab League signed off (7 days ago which is when President Permanent Vacation still refused to act and it appears that is when Hillary began to leak to the press that she was pushing for action and Obama was failing to lead, again) which gives us the needed ‘official intervention request’, and the Arab league also signed on to actual participation, hopefully financial also, but we won’t know anytime soon as they need ‘cover’ from their own Wahhabi factions and can’t come forward with what they have promised publicly.
That is probably why they are so pissed. Methinks it was all a facade and these neoprogressives didn’t actually want us to intervene..anywhere…ever.
Too Bad, So Sad. Hillary did what we said we would always do. Deal with it.
Now we have some on the right, whining that we shouldn’t be involved at all.
Uhhh, this guy killed Americans. Several times. He will again. He was preparing a brutal assault on 700,000 of his own people and he was a mad-dog off the leash. Once Obama had said Qaddafi, ‘had to go’, the guy wasn’t going to continue the pretense he put on for Condi Rice and Dubyah when he ‘turned over’ his WMD.
So, to sum up: we have an international coalition, with the parties most directly impacted economically and foreign policy wise taking the lead, and contributing meaningfully to the military action, we have a’ dispensation’, if you will, from the Arab League to take ourselves into the battle, and we have a country with billions in resources led by a mad-dog who has killed our people and will use the funds from those resources to do so again, as the enemy.
All a green light for action in my book.
Hillary has worked her ass off to get this done and I thank her from the bottom of my heart for serving this country and trying to get things done in the face of the incompetent, ineffective, insipid President she works for.
Leadership. You have it or you don’t. We have evidence now that Hillary is willing to make the tough calls and act when it is needed. We still don’t have that from Obama.
His hand was forced when HRC leaked to the press in a desperate bid to save the Libyan people and take out an enemy of the American people in one fell swoop.
It has been my theory that when Hillary badly fractured her wrist and was drugged up, that Obama personally signed off on Al Megrahi’s release back to Libya. The ObamaLovinMedia refuse to ask the right questions on that matter, if any questions at all.
It will be sweet justice if Al Megrahi is killed in an ally airstrike in his own Sweet Home when he may have lived longer in a Scottish prison.
I think we can get in, take out the antiaircraft batteries, make room for French and UK (and hopefully Saudi) jets to bombard his bases and leave the room needed for Qaddafi’s current associates to see the writing on the wall and throw him under the bus, into the pyre, however these things are handled in Libya.
Hillary is not stating ‘regime change’ is the motive because that will force Qaddafi to use the mustard gas he may still have. A cornered rat will pull the trigger faster. If he thinks he can hold a piece of Libya in the future we may be able to get his friends to take him out before he resorts to using WMD against his own people.
Gates, I am sad to say, clearly is all about getting out of dodge with no more engagements. That may be hypothetically the best path, but in reality it wasn’t an option for us. Hillary explained quite well yesterday the American interests here. With Egypt and Tunisia in unrest and revolution, we cannot have Qaddafi sitting between them like Boris the Spider funneling arms and mercenaries to take the entire Gulf Region into chaos.
Gates had to have his hand forced, and Hillary showed how civilian leadership of the military works. We are the best in the world, we had the assets to get this mission started off in the way most safe for the European fighter jets. Hillary made the tough call and then made the dithering Golfer in Chief make the right decision too.
God Bless the troops, the allies, and the peaceful people of the world. God Bless Hillary.