Skip to comments.Mystery mission to Libya
Posted on 03/22/2011 3:47:29 AM PDT by Scanian
Agroup of hard-left Democrats, led by Manhattan Rep. Jerry Nadler, is questioning the constitutionality of US military strikes in Libya.
They may have a point.
We're not under any illusions that Nadler & Co. are demonstrating anything but their reflexive antipathy to any display of US military force. But certainly it is fair to ask just what Team Obama is up to.
Two weeks ago, the president said Col. Khadafy "must go."
Over the weekend, he said Khadafy's removal was definitely not the mission's objective.
Then, in Chile yesterday, the president said again that Khadafy "needs to go" -- that is, to "step down from power."
But Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that "potentially one outcome" of the operation is that Khadafy would remain in power.
So which is it?
Meanwhile, this much is clear:
* There was no pre-attack consultation with Congress -- which is Nadler's point, and a good one.
* There is no evidence that anyone in Washington has a clue as to who the beneficiaries of the intervention actually are -- or what their real objectives may be.
The public is told the intervention is "humanitarian" in intent -- and that regime-change is not its real goal. But if Khadafy isn't forced out, how long will the humanitarian crisis last?
That is, how long can an alliance comprising the US, France, Britain, Qatar, Bahrain and the Arab League be expected to last -- given that the league is already talking weasel words?
And if Khadafy is deposed -- then what?
Little wonder that Team Obama wants no guff from Congress.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Bombing is “humanitarian”
Up is down
Jerry Nadler is a stupid card carrying communist fat bastard.
We’re attacking Libya to get the muslim in chiefs approval ratings up, and he cant even do that right.
Meanwhile, the price of gas continues to climb, and AQ will not be cutting us any deals if they succeed in throwing Khaddafi out.
“Jerry Nadler is a stupid card carrying communist fat bastard.”
And is therefore the ideal representative for the upper West Side of Manhattan.
I think you’ve pretty well summed it up.
It does warm my heart to see this shaking the American left up more than the Libyan loyalists though. I dislike the mechanized extermination of any peoples... Even those who deserve it.
The one would have been better off if he bombed Berkly.
Someone tell Nadler that Libya isn’t where Libbyland dinners come from—he’ll call off the trip instantly.
This is a serious question.
Come on yldstrk,
The dems are in charge,
nothing makes sense,
But then I repeat myself.
Mystery mission: More debt to discredit the market economy paving the road to socialism.
Why are we doing anything in Libya?
Kadafi is responsible for the Lockerbie bombing and his enemy is backed by al-Qaeda. I hate both sides.
The best scenario would be for the 2 sides to annhilate each other.
Exactly. You don’t go back in and try to kill him after 23 years when in the meantime you’ve given him credit for supposedly dumping his WMD.
Moreover, if he is so evil and dangerous, why isn’t he grabbed when he hits the ground in NY? He goes to the UN and runs his mouth with impunity because he knows the US has forgotten Lockerbie.
It would be different if we had a republican opposition party... but we have a republican party that is a division of the dim party inc.
“(is the /s tag really necessary?)”
You would be amazed.
Is it GW?
All this time I figured it was a delayed reaction to the 1945 A bombs!
Anyhow, America was clearly responsible for both.
No kidding. Didn't 0bama have him over here camping out in a tent in NJ in 2009?
Nadler has declared this action unconstitutional. That’s funny. Nadler on the Constitution: We dont even have the time to read the bills we pass much less this ancient screed that no one takes serious anymore. Our job is to give the American people the government they need. We shouldnt be limited by the quaint notions of men who died 200 years ago. So it violates an ancient screed filled with the quaint notions of men who died 200 years ago. The president has had time to focus on this problem like a laser beam. This is not a “dumb” war. It is a “smart” one. We are not quite sure who we are supporting; they could be radical Muslims or they could be Rotarians. Who knows? But the president has made it perfectly clear the our intent is not to depose Kiddaffy. But he may be deposed. But then again he might not be. But it is clear. Perfectly. Got that?
I expect that the howls of outrage from the Far Left are only going to get louder and louder the longer the Libyan operations continue.
The Far Left is almost apoplectic over this and Premier Flipper is in big trouble when he finally gets home from Rio. Remember “No Blood for Oil”...??
interesting how they all seem to forget that Bush first went to Congress before going into Afghanistan and THEY ALL VOTED FOR IT
Yeh this guy has been in power since I was about 20 years old. Whats the big rush all of a sudden to get rid of him? Sometimes I think Beck has a point. “Don’t look at this hand. Look at what this other hand is doing.”