Skip to comments.Analysis: What's Behind the Obama Reversal on Libya
Posted on 03/18/2011 8:16:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie
The American reversal and sudden support for a No-Fly zone in Libya plus after Defense Secretary Robert Gates and influential portions of the American defense establishment had trashed it, requires explanation. Why was a policy that could have been extremely more effective in ousting Libyan autocrat Morman Qaddafi a few weeks ago now resurrected after Qaddafi has reasserted control over most of Libya and more importantly the oilfields?.
There is no doubt that the Obama administration will spin the familiar refrain "me no Bush " and claim that delay and "creative ambiguity" was a price that had to be paid to achieve the multilateral diplomacy that the Bush administration had scorned. More importantly, there will be Arab diplomatic cover, a cameo military role for Arab countries and Gulf checkbooks to finance the operation.
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He was waiting for the UN to take the lead.
Didn’t you hear? He’s going on vacation.
Obama was figuring that if he did nothing, he might get a second Nobel Peace Prize, but then someone must have told him that they never give them to the same person a second time.
We’ll never hear any of this from our media...
Telepromptr virus. Programmed to give The Comander-in-Chief some balls. The White House is working around the clock to eradicate it.
I would be very reluctant to serve along side a muslim while attacking a muslim country.
He was finger in the wind; ass in hiding.
He was late for a plane.
Nothing as important as that....he was packing for his Brazil trip and left orders not to be interrupted.
Narcissists are strange creatures!
With 2012 approaching, Hussein is trying to revive his mideast campaign cash network
Obama has delayed long enough to ensure his buddy Qadaffi retains the upper hand. He can now afford to take the side of the rebels...when it’s too late.
Easy: A polling group.
What’s behind it? Incompetence, pure and simple.
When they told him that this was a “secular, popular, democratic uprising,” he probably missed the nudge and wink, and has only just heard that the uprising is a front for Al Qaeda.
BINGO , WE have a winner !
Read my post with the same conclusion.
“attack on US soil”
And, as with the India/Indonesia/etc. Satrap Vacation and accompanying US militarthought the guyy assets, there are a surprising number of assets out of country as he leaves.
When was the last time 0bama actually visited the house he supposedly owns in Chicago? Do the 0bamas and their children not have friends there?
“militarthought the guyy assets”
Apologies. My keyboard is acting up like I don’t know what.
The only dog we have in this hunt is in assisting our allies, and maybe getting some short lived appreciation from the Arab league before they go back to preaching hate America. I hope we don't end up risking our pilots, but I'm ok with drones & tomahawks bringing the rain down on Daffy.
Napoleon “If you are going to take Vienna, take Vienna.”
Obama: “Lemme eat my pancakes”
Did he really say Mormon Qaddafi? If he did, that remark should be put on page one to illustrate how far out of touch he is.
Obama Makes Tough Decisions... On His NCAA Picks.
Obama has delayed long enough to ensure his buddy Qadaffi retains the upper hand. He can now afford to take the side of the rebels...when its too late.
You win the prize!
FR did it—Kristinn, lazmataz and paulycy shamed him to action:
“attack on US soil
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Or alternately he and the EU have figured out that the “rebels” are just traditionally squabbling bands supported by AQ and not worth wasting mil assets on.
The answer is that the Americans were outside of the real events. The Euros had no confidence and excluded the untrustworthy Obama. It was only very recent that he was allowed into the picture.
The ongoing negotiations with Quadaffi went sour and the plans changed. At that point, Obama was allowed to participate.
Wait unit things will be at at stalemate and probably chaotic forever and then come aboard. That's what zero does,same path on everything whether its an oil spill in the Gulf or creating a budget.
Wait until things are so screwed up chaos occurs. Its always advances socialism/communism which is zeros' goal.
Actually I think the only thing that spurred the dear leader into action (Valerie that is) is Hillary quitting the regime after the elections.
image of the week here great stuff.!!
And of course, the man who would be king; while loving to take credit for 'great leadership'; at the same time, does not want to leave his fingerprints anywhere - allowing he has any - lest these should be used against him.
All this results in Obama's 'hugging both sides of issue; or a passive-aggressive approach to problems and a leadership that appears 'schizo' at best. There is also the double-edged hypocrisy of those he serves versus those he pretends to serve. And then throw in his big narcissistic self. . .
Meantime, Elections have consequences; certainly tragic ones an option; and include those, 'world-sized'.
/ Will read 'full story'. . .and see what gives here./
I susoect the details behind how the Lockerbie bomber deal was done would explain a lot of things.
You may be uncomfortably close to the real story.
That, or he's been told it's time to start earning the boodle he got back in the 1980's, that he went to Hahvuhd on.
Nowadays it's just his boogie crashpad.
Methinks he and Moochelle have become slightly allergic to hanging there, with neighbor Tony Rezko in the news .... tends to remind Chicago ink-stained types how they got the place. Don't need that!
That, and the Shirley Sherrod payday that actually paid for it.....
If I were the European military, I would not share my plans with Obama, since there is a better than even chance he will have a diplomat negotiate with Daffy Duck and in the process “inadvertently” disclose future military plans.
I would tell Obama how it went after it was completed and the troops are back in the barn.
When the Muslim Brotherhood (or whoever the islamists who are fighting Q actually are) started losing, Obama knew he needed to spring into action!
I agree fully with that. Not worth a single American or allied serviceman's life to usher in another regime that surely will be anti-American, anti-West.
——I would tell Obama how it went after it was completed and the troops are back in the barn.——
My take is that has already happened diplomatically . His loop is on at least a week delay
The author of the piece called him “Morman.” Perhaps there was a typo—I haven’t checked the original text.
While there, Michelle can be videotaped eating veal cutlets and other Viennese specialties as part of her anti-obesity campaign.
“Wait unit things will be at at stalemate and probably chaotic forever and then come aboard. That’s what zero does,same path on everything whether its an oil spill in the Gulf or creating a budget.”
dingdingdingding.... we have a winner!!
We need tee-shirts of this one and quickly!!!
I really haven’t been paying attention to what’s going on in Brazil, but could he be “wagging the dog” here? What’s his other hand doing?
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