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Mystery mission to Libya
NY Post ^ | Editorial

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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; constitutionality; militaryforce; nadler; obama

1 posted on 03/22/2011 3:47:34 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Bombing is “humanitarian”

Up is down


2 posted on 03/22/2011 3:49:51 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Scanian

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.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 3:51:45 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

“Jerry Nadler is a stupid card carrying communist fat bastard.”

And is therefore the ideal representative for the upper West Side of Manhattan.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 3:54:40 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Rome2000

I think you’ve pretty well summed it up.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 3:55:32 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Scanian
Call it a “training exercise”

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.

6 posted on 03/22/2011 4:01:31 AM PDT by mmercier (hard, yet friendly)
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To: Scanian

Someone tell Nadler that Libya isn’t where Libbyland dinners come from—he’ll call off the trip instantly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pFIS2d7VPA


7 posted on 03/22/2011 4:03:47 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Left FR in 2011, and I ain't comin' back! :P)
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To: Scanian
Both the Left and the Right can huff and puff and can beat on Obama as much as they want, but he and his shadowy ruling cabal ignore it all and do as they choose in running and ruining this country....and when you come right down to it, who or what entity has the power to do one single thing about it at the present time?

This is a serious question.

Leni

8 posted on 03/22/2011 4:05:41 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Obama....you'll have to pry my incandescent lightbulbs from my cold, dead fingers!)
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To: yldstrk

Come on yldstrk,
The dems are in charge,
nothing makes sense,
But then I repeat myself.


9 posted on 03/22/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy, the man is too small.)
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To: Scanian
Agroup of hard-left Democrats, led by Manhattan Rep. Jerry Nadler, is questioning the constitutionality of US military strikes in Libya.


10 posted on 03/22/2011 4:09:13 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Scanian
The Imam's re-election committee is testing strategies for his run for Caliph.
11 posted on 03/22/2011 4:17:40 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Rabid dogs need killing; Ugly dogs need love, or failing that the occasional bone.)
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To: Scanian

Mystery mission: More debt to discredit the market economy paving the road to socialism.


12 posted on 03/22/2011 4:22:47 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Scanian

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.


13 posted on 03/22/2011 4:23:12 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama did not learn incompetence; he was born to it.)
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To: BuffaloJack

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.


14 posted on 03/22/2011 4:27:09 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: MinuteGal

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.

LLS


15 posted on 03/22/2011 4:27:15 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Rome2000
"Jerry Nadler is a stupid card carrying communist fat bastard."



While not exactly slim, he's lost a lot of weight. Methinks he must have had one of those stomach stapling operations. He doesn't look like he has the discipline to lose that kind of weight. On to the point of the conflict, I was in favor of enforcing the no fly zone, especially about two weeks ago when the rebels had Gaddaffi at the breaking point. My only fear is now it might be too little too late. Gadaffi can still be overthrown, but it's going to be a lot tougher. I don't know if the current Clown in Chief has the stomach for it. This little military action looks like its being run out of a kindergarten class. I take that back, I think kindergarten is much more organized. Also, I am extremely bothered by the fact that Obama gets authorization from the U.N. but not our legislature?? Wheres the resolution from Congress? Go get it now Barry!!
16 posted on 03/22/2011 4:49:49 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Scanian

I don’t think any of us can discuss this issue properly until “The View” weighs in - we need the wisdom of Joy Behar and like-minded folks.

(is the /s tag really necessary?)


17 posted on 03/22/2011 4:51:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: mmercier
The one would be better off if he bombed Berkeley Mexico City.

Fixed.

18 posted on 03/22/2011 4:53:57 AM PDT by 4Runner
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To: Scanian
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

Excellent point.

19 posted on 03/22/2011 4:59:02 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Tea Party. We are the party of NO! NO to more government! NO to more spending! NO to more taxation!)
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To: TADSLOS

Thank you.


20 posted on 03/22/2011 5:06:33 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: F15Eagle

“(is the /s tag really necessary?)”

You would be amazed.


21 posted on 03/22/2011 5:09:03 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

LOL

Well Joy Behar figured out that earthquakes were caused by global warming!!

She is one smart lady.


22 posted on 03/22/2011 5:11:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

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.

/s


23 posted on 03/22/2011 5:23:56 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Scanian

Joy Behar will soon tell us the tsunami was caused by Sarah Palin. Or something rather close to that.


24 posted on 03/22/2011 5:26:38 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Scanian
Moreover, if he is so evil and dangerous, why isn’t he grabbed when he hits the ground in NY?

No kidding. Didn't 0bama have him over here camping out in a tent in NJ in 2009?

25 posted on 03/22/2011 5:31:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Rome2000

Nadler has declared this action unconstitutional. That’s funny. Nadler on the Constitution: “We don’t 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 shouldn’t 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?


26 posted on 03/22/2011 5:38:59 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: BuffaloJack

AMEN!!!!!!!


27 posted on 03/22/2011 5:50:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scanian

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”...??


28 posted on 03/22/2011 6:12:38 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: Scanian

interesting how they all seem to forget that Bush first went to Congress before going into Afghanistan and THEY ALL VOTED FOR IT


29 posted on 03/22/2011 6:40:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yldstrk
I'm having a hard time believing Congress is going to let Obama get away with starting a war without any consultation with Congress. I don't think anything like this has ever occurred before. The president is acting more like a dictator then a president.
30 posted on 03/22/2011 6:52:07 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Scanian

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.”


31 posted on 03/22/2011 7:37:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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