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Posted on 03/24/2011 8:50:37 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Spoke Larry Johnson, No Quarter, to hear the scuttlebutt from Army circles around Ft. Bragg that the NATO meeting some 24 hours ago did not proceed to harmony.
The NATO chief Rasmussen made remarks about some states being difficult and quickly, it is reported, the German and the French representatives left the meeting in annoyance. Soonafter, the Italian representative demand that either NATO support the coalition war-making or else the offer of the Italian airfields is withdrawn.
Today, Turkey repeated this formula in its own fashion, declaring that NATO must take over the operation. Turkey also offered to mediate between Tripoli and Benghazi.
The confusion deepens, as the Benghazi crowd of law professors and their yuppie coffee shop pals claim they represent a democratic alternative that will develop a constitution and seek the support of the people as soon as they get to Tripoli. The Obama administration is stuck with a coalition that is unled, with a rebel opposition that is unorganized, with a war plan that is unclear.
The usefulness of Libya is that it illustrates the non-policy of the Obama administration with regard the Arab Spring.
The usefulness also extends to providing the much missed Keith Olbermann, late of MSNBC and fresh of FOK TV, a chance to pontificate with his customary merry band of ironies and metaphors. (Video at site)
There is also the small pleasure of watching Russian parliamentarians demanding POTUS give back his Nobel Peace Prize. Delicious.
Turn the whole damn mess over to the Turks. We don't need it.
Eisenhower fully understood what a pain in the butt is was to deal with Europe’s political and military leaders. Obama should read about it sometime.
I like the heading of this thread; as in “Unled” represents the “Coalition of the Unled”.
Ahhh, just to be a community organizer again....../sarc