Skip to comments.Iraq vs. Libya: Obama Takes a Swipe at Bush forů What Exactly?
Posted on 03/23/2011 5:35:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark
President Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, launched an attack on another country while in another country, without the congressional approval that George W. Bush had and with only about half as many other countries on board. Obama seemed to feel this constituted enough of a moral high ground from which to take a jab at the former president. *snip*
As the folks at Fox quickly pointed out, Bush actually had twice as many international allies for the invasion of Iraq as Obama has put together for his adventure in Libya.
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A whiner and a loser.
here come the marines to try and salvage this pompous fool and his trio of harpies (Rodham, Rice, Powell) women advisors who got us into this mess
this is not mission creep, it is mission gallop
Libya is not a comparable.
When you lost your balance and begin tumbling headlong down the stairs, you grab the rail. It is an instinctive reaction... You would even do it in the dark, in an unfamiliar building...
Like “O” taking a swipe at Bush!! Answer your question?
The last time he did this was with the Libyan War and how he went about gathering support from our allies and almost sounded like he was accusing Bush of not doing that.
The entire Iraq war cost less than Obama’s Porkulus package...but he still blamed Porkulus on Bush.
Obozo probably thought Ghadaffi would just roll over and help him pave the way for an islamic government in Libya.
Guess that didn’t work out too well.
Moammar doesn't even have that many planes. He has tanks and other weapons.
Obama does this in all of his speeches. No respect.
I have a feeling Dick Cheney's going to be coming out again soon to give his thoughts on the matter.
It's been hard not to notice, it's also hard not to notice that it's now only working with Odumbo's moonbat base, and with this war, maybe not even for some of them.
Schadenfreude in the best sense of the word, and I love it.
I would look forward to that and hope you are prescient here.
All I know is he’d better stick with Michelle. I don’t think he’d do well as a remarried man.
I believe there were 17 UN resolutions against Iraq before GWBush AND HIS COALITION finally enforced one
It’s a shame he’ll never have to apply for a job........
Still, GWB and McPain helped to elect Obama and Laura still gushes over him, Obama, that is.
Can anybody help me...
I’m trying to think back at all the wars we’ve had in history now but only as far back as Vietnam.
I could be wrong but it appears that the justification for going to Libya is the closest one in reasoning that I can remember to Vietnam War.
I may be forgetting a war where we sent troops to a place where national security really was not the issue.
Well, in Iraq, Bush killed the hell out of Alkida...Obama is helping them take over a country.
Doesn’t this also slap those coalition partners who also lost men in the fight?
This “man” has NO political skills and we will not have a friend left in the world when he’s done, which I hope is soon.
NOT the lead story on NBC Nightly News with Brian Twistedface.
You’re right! I forgot that one!
I am soon sick ofs Obama the sniveler! I think this coke snorting usurper needs te campaigno be hounded on the campaign trail “macaca style” and asked the tight questions...where were you born? Who’s your daddy? How many times did you use coke? Did you use other hard drugs? Describe your relationship with Kal Penn? Have you had other intimate relationships with males? Did Ayers write your books? Did you use a fake ssn for fraudulent school funding? Did you use Indonesian citizenship for fraudulent purposes?
Of course, he means France. We didn’t have France on board last time. Now we do. “Old Europe” signing on means we are multi-lateral. The fact that a Chirac would not be signing on to this Libya action doesn’t enter his empty head.
Very good point. Maybe this was all a set up by UK and the others to get back at him. These leaders can see right through him. They barf when they watch him in speeches. It is indeed a slap to all of them.
Yes, even Vietnam could be argued as national security.
Somebody did just tell me “Kosovo” I didn’t think of that one.
That's the closest, I think you nailed it.
That would be a treat. I doubt present Odumbo would allow that. Secret Service would detain people left and right......
Good observation -- but I think we can be more specific, and actually see an evolution of this little rhetorical technique.
When Obama first became president, he referred to mistakes made "over the past eight years".
As time went on, this became awkward, since his own track record became included in the 8-year span, while Bush's initial time in office dropped out of consideration. At this point, Obama started talking about problems "over the past 10 years".
Now Obama is in his third year. It's harder to make the allusion which he wants to make -- but he does so by now saying "in the past".
It's quite childish, but that's the sort of person he is.
Not only is Libya not comparable to Iraq, it had actually become a non-hostile power that was occasionally helpful in the WOT, mainly, IMHO, because Quaddafi didn’t want AQ and MB challenging his own powwer. Thus we had a ruthless despot who’d keep his people under control and help us. Now the Illegal has changed all that and turned a helpful state that we didn’t have to spend anything on into a hostile state sthat will be an endless bleeding sore, just like Iraq and Afganistan. Doing that took a man of either exceptional stupidity or malevolence. My bet is on malevolence because he’s doing his best to promote the other AQ and MB revolts thoughout the Mideast. In othe swords, he’s a traitor who needs to be impeached and removed from office.
Very interestng observation
The difference here is that Libya did nothing to attack us or challenge our vital interests. Indeed, it was pretty much the opposite in that Libya abandoned its nuclear program in 2003 after the Iraq invasion, stopped sponsaoring terrorism, and even gave us occcasional help in dealing with AQ and the MB. Thus, we have an utterly poiontless attack on a non-hostile power that's turned it into a hostile one and assured us an endless bleeding sore, much like Iraq and Afganistan.
Speaking of childish, another ironic moment from the past: http://wolffiles.blogspot.com/2011/03/joe-biden-war-without-congressional.html
Qadaffi’s been struggling to keep Al Qaeda in check in Libya for a long time now. They’ve tried to assassinate Qadaffi several times and have been trying to take control of Libya. That’s most likely the main reason why Qadaffi join and participated in our war against Al Qaeda.
Now that the marines appear to be on their way to Libya we may be shedding US blood to put in power the very same people reported to have left eastern Libya to go fight and kill our soldiers in Iraq during the Iraqi War.
(Psssst. "Wag the dog")
Even if not literally true it will serve to further unsettle his lackeys, minions, and suck-ups and put them (more) on the defensive. Now is the time.
(Psssst. "Wag the dog")
Did a lot of reading prior for our Vietnam trip this year. Re Tonkin and an attack on our ships:
In 2005, an internal National Security Agency historical study was declassified; it concluded that the Maddox had engaged the North Vietnamese Navy on August 2, but that there may not have been any North Vietnamese Naval vessels present during the incident of August 4. The report stated:
[I]t is not simply that there is a different story as to what happened; it is that no attack happened that night. [...] In truth, Hanoi’s navy was engaged in nothing that night but the salvage of two of the boats damaged on August 2.
So you are correct that this incident, whatever it was, did seem to propel us into that war in Vietnam.
Seems like the Middle East has become a real powder keg and we look like we have no leadership to deal with it.
If Qaddafi is killed expect him to crow that he is finishing what Reagan failed to do in 1986.
And the MSM will imply that Bush made secret deals with the madman Qadhafi.
That little adventure was also Hillary's doing. The KLA the Clinton's climbed into bed with were allied with al Quada.
If you haven't bothered to notice, the left started campaign Zippo to Reagan months ago, long before the so called “SPONTANIOUS” dust up in Libya started. Zippo is now just like Reagan.
Amazing how the lefts talking points always seem to fit a “SPONTANIOUS” situation months before it happens.
I would love to see a contender hold up his ivy league school grades and ask BO to show his. Or hold up his scholarship or receipts of hundreds of thousands of dollars to get that education and ask BO how did you pay for yours?
You mean truth is not Obama’s forte? (smirk)
GWB and McPain helped to elect Obama and Laura still gushes over him, Obama, that is.Shamefully true.