Skip to comments.US Ending Its Air Combat Role in Libya (Video of 'Rebels' Running Away)
Posted on 04/01/2011 3:40:14 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.
The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Moammar Gadhafi's army.
"Odd," ''troubling" and "unnerving" were among critical comments by senators pressing for an explanation of the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday.
"Your timing is exquisite," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said sarcastically, alluding to Gadhafi's military advances this week.
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This should be an impeachable offense, but it won’t be.
What a miserable farce. They found out that most of the rebels were Al Qaeda.
Because I meant, 'I smoke crack..."
I think this is Obama admitting it was a mistake. He has almost no support on this.
Just think Obama gave his “War” speech Monday and is bailing out on Friday...
He must have an early tee time.
1st laugh of the day!
They sure did, and now Obama's running away from the mess he created.
Epic failure for Orotula!
When the walls
Come tumblin’ down
When the walls
Come crumblin’, crumblin’
When the walls
Come tumblin’, tumblin’
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
So how about all those CIA guys and the marines on the ground. Are they gonna get pulled out?
And whats this about “hoping” that NATO will pick up the slack. Don’t you make a decision like this AFTER you talk with NATO?
At first he was taking his orders from Samantha Powers, Susan Rice and Hillary, but then he suddenly got the message from Zulu Shabazz and Calypso Louie Farrakhan to leave Daffy Ghaddaffi alone.
What we are seeing is his loyalty to Shabazz and Farrakhan.
That’s just a theory, let me make one thin perfectly clear.Obama hasn’t got an f’ing clue as to what to do.He has stepped in it and can’t get it off his shoe.
"You can't count on us. Your best hope is to make a deal with our enemies"
Uh, April Fools?
“.....hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.”
Obama, and hope. The guy is a mental case, and should be in a padded cell so as not to hurt the beasts, and the little children.
Impeach the incompetent sunnuvabitch.
0bummer is a joke
” Uh, April Fools? “
So much of what our Gummint does sounds like it *should* be an “April Fools” prank —
Today is gonna be a long day......
The nitwit has had a very bad week. LOL!
NATO will not pick up the slack--and then what I call "The Kissinger Effect" will take hold. U.S. prestige will be on the line--along with Obama's colossal ego.
I hope that I am wrong.