Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Libya - What Is the End Game

Socialist President Obama, the US Department of State, American Generals and our allies overseas don't seem to have a clue what the end game is for Libya. First, the stated goal was to prevent the massacre of rebels in Libya. Then the President and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton keep saying that Qadhafi "has to go" yet that is supposed to happen without American pro-active action. At the same time, American Generals are saying that deposing Qadhafi and regime change are not part of their mission. Our allies, particularly the French, have balked at NATO control of this mission. Turkey, a member of NATO, wants no part of this mission. The Arab League countries, all run by dictators, that asked the US to impose a No Fly Zone, are no where to be found.

What we have is foreign policy chaos because President Obama fails to understand that the President of the United States is the leader of the free world with no other equal. What the President says and does matters. When President Obama goes to Brazil and says in a speech that the US and Brazil will partner together as equals, he must be smoking medical marijuana. Brazil is a developing nation with no where near the economic, or military power of the United States and that will not change for 50 years or more, if ever. President Obama's feel good comments, while visiting Brazil were polite; but ridiculous. If Brazil is an equal to the United States, then why aren't they in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, or helping Japan deal with the current natural disaster.

President Obama has been hosting sports teams, dealing with basketball picks, playing golf and then jetting off to Latin America when we are facing a major disaster in Japan, the second largest economy in the world and civil revolt all over the the Middle East. No Drama Obama's lack of involvement in these serious foreign policy challenges is just astounding. No wonder Hillary Clinton has announced that she will not serve in a second Obama Administration if Obama is re-elected in 2012. What ever we all think of the Clinton's, Bill Clinton better understood the Presidency and the role of Commander and Chief than is true with President Obama who is missing in action.

Obama's incompetence would be humerous if it wasn't dangerous. A weak or indecisive President of the United States invites our enemies to miscalculate ultimately making war necessary. In the book The Prince by Machiavelli, the author posed the question, "Is it better for the Prince to be loved or feared." Given that there are evil dictators running many countries in the world, this blogger wants the President to be feared. It is clear that Obama needs to be loved, which may stem from his childhood because his parents were often not part of his life.

So now we are stuck with Libya with no end game in sight. The French may take control of the mission because there is a power vacuum. Unless ground troops are sent in, it is unlikely that Qadhafi is going anyway any time soon. Since the President of the United States has made it a point to say that Qadhafi has to go, US prestige is now at stake. Who knows what will happen to Qadhafi; but what is clear is that Obama has to go in 2012. President Obama is a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States. We lived through the nightmare Jimmy Carter years. We just can't live through Jimmy Carter II once again. Where or where is Ronald Reagan when we need him.

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