Skip to comments.Obama Stays Cautious as Libyan Massacre Kills 1,000
Posted on 02/23/2011 8:20:28 AM PST by Red Badger
U.S. President Barack Obama is under heavy pressure from critics to condemn Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi as estmates of the death toll in his massacre of opponents pass the 1,000 mark.
Tens of thousands of foreigners are trying to flee the country by air, land and sea.
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday told the parliament in Rome that the it appears to be true that more than 1,000 civilians have been slaughtered by Qaddafis armed forces and hired mercenaries, who are being paid up to $2,000 a day.
He also expressed concern about a rise in Islamic radicalism and the rise of an Islamic emirate in Eastern Libya, which has been taken over by rebels. His strong criticism of the violence came despite a treaty between Italy and Libya, under which Rome promised $5 billion over 20 years while Libya pledged to help stop illegal Muslim immigrants from flooding Europe. The United Nations has condemned the violence.
However, President Obama continues to show caution and has not called for Qaddafi to step down, contrary to his remarks when deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak deployed police against protesters, up to 300 of whom were killed.
Leading Democrats as well as Republican party leaders escalated criticism of Obama, noting that Ronald Reagan, when he was president, labeled Qaddafi a mad dog.
"While it's true that America has less influence in Tripoli than elsewhere in the region, we're not without options, particularly in partnership with the broader international community," Senate Foreign Relations Committee member John Kerry said in a statement.
Former U.S. national security adviser Elliott Abrams urged the Obama administration to freeze Libyan bank accounts and work to suspend Libya from the United Nations Human Rights Commission, but President Obama has not responded to the suggestions.
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What would Congressman West do?
Obama is an incompetent, cowardly, ineffective, godless, arrogant, deceitful, stupid-looking, bony-assed, Marxist/Stalinist narcissist.
Those pancakes look fine to me.
You’d have to ask him................
Now, why don’t you just tell us how you really feel about our Dear Leader? :>))
...and that’s just for starters...............
But... Qaddafi lacks the one characteristic that Obama considers worthy of criticism.
“Obama stays cautious?”......
Translation.........”Obama stays ball-less....”
The list, ping
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Can you please say it more bluntly! Thank you....hehe
He's not gonna go after his soul buddy
We’ve already established who he is.
What we want to know NOW is the relative strengths of his attributes & whether or not they are constant in his actions, or are his actions basically capricious.
Obama still hasn’t figured a way to spin the events in the middle east so he looks good both here and in his muzzie homeland.
Who will obama blame when gas is five bucks a gallon this summer?
Had to take a breath after that....
Continued.........rotten, SOB, anti-American, cannot pitch a baseball to save his life, can’t pronounce corpsman, illegal alien, hypocritical, telepromptor induced robot, abortion supporter, usuper in chief, blah blah blah blah..
I can’t go on!
Nice hat, Gookta!
Øbama is afraid to say much knowing Qaddafi can reach out and touch him. . .
At least he's consistent, consistently late & consistently wrong.
Barry needs a vacation too! bump
Here’s an idea, Zero. Just do what’s right. But you can’t, because you have no idea what “right” is, do you, ass clown?
Bush, of course.
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