Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Libya, a Two-Faced War

Mar. 22, 2011

While his supporters were screaming for the head of President Bush during the 2008 presidential campaign, Senator Barack Obama said that we had no right to enter a war (referring to Iraq) in which there was no imminent threat to the U.S. At least President Bush asked Congress for permission AND he forged a coalition and an agreement from U.N. member nations. President Obama forgot the Congressional part. Yet, no one is asking for President Obama to be tried for war crimes. At least not yet. The media condemned George W. Bush for removing Saddam Hussein from power for committing atrocities against his own people and for having a well articulated policy but no exit strategy in Iraq. But President Obama may remove Muammar Gaddafi from power for the same reason with no clear policy or exit strategy - without the slightest hint of a question from the media. Just ask the left wing Huffington Post. These are their two-faced arguments, especially when the left advocated as recently as last month that two wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) were way more than enough.

Sen. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is one of only a handful of consistent liberals. He's wondered whether Obama's actions are an impeachable offense. I disagree, and believe it is not impeachable - because I believe any president, even one I generally disagree with, should have the authority to move our military into action in the short term if he deems it necessary. Nor do I believe Obama should ever be tried for 'war crimes,' that's ridiculous, as former Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) has said on Hannity, on FOX on Mar. 21, 2011. (Yes, liberals can get their message out on FOX, too!) Code Pink Leader Medea Benjamin has spoken out against the president's actions in Libya. Will the mainstream media be as fair in their coverage of Libya as Kucinich, Benjamin, and Sestak are in maintaining their steady ideals?

President Obama wants to fight this war in support of Allied armies. For once, the U.S. will not lead the fight. The president wants us to be well liked in Europe, so his theory makes France, Britain, and Italy the leaders. But, one has to ask why he would be conducting United States foreign policy to suit other countries? This slumps the American image into that of a second-rate country. We may not appreciate it, but we have to put up with a head of state who thinks it's better to pay attention to NCAA brackets than the condition of his country's economy. Perhaps it's a good thing in disguise. Let's hope that by November of 2012 the American people will tire of a weak and indecisive Commander in Chief and elect someone with real leadership skills.


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