Remember that thing that Obama said would be a mistake just a few months ago?
Now, just as there are those who have argued against intervention in Libya, there are others who have suggested that we broaden our military mission beyond the task of protecting the Libyan people, and do whatever it takes to bring down Gaddafi and usher in a new government.
Of course, there is no question that Libya – and the world – will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.
Apparently this line of thinking is so, like, March 28. Who can ever remember back that far?
(CNN) — A U.N. resolution justifies the targeting of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, a senior NATO military official with operational knowledge of the Libya mission told CNN Thursday.
NATO has been ramping up pressure on the regime, employing helicopters last weekend for the first time against Gadhafi’s military vehicles, equipment and forces. Explosions are heard often in Tripoli, evidence of allied air strikes.
Doesn’t President Obama owe the American people an explanation as to why he was so completely WRONG just 70 days ago? How ’bout Congress? Does he owe them an explanation?
Oh, by the way. Did you know that we are bombing Yemen now too with no plan or explanation?
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.
We are still in Iraq. He intensified the war in Afghanistan. He declared a private war in Libya. And now he has declared a secret war in Yemen. And oh yeah, Gitmo is still open and he just signed the renewed Patriot Act.
Looking back at the invasion of Iraq, President Bush’s blunder is even more apparent. Apparently if he never bothered to justify himself with WMDs and stuff, nobody would have cared.
Instead of “Mission Accomplished,” Bush should have said “What Mission?”
Hope, change, and bombs.