Skip to comments.Mark Kirk: Obama's Libya effort a 'success'
Posted on 09/29/2011 1:28:42 PM PDT by Hawk720
In March, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was urging President Barack Obama to better define the U.S. militarys role in Libya and seek Congresss approval to use force in the north African nation.
But after a day touring the streets of Tripoli and meeting rebel leaders who overthrew the regime of Col. Moammar Qadhafi, Kirk praised Obamas handling of the Libyan conflict as a undeniable success.
This is a victory for the United States military, for our British and French allies, for NATO, for the president of the United States, but most importantly for the Libyan people. Kirk said in a conference call with reporters from the Libyan capital. Unquestioned kudos goes to the president and his team, but the challenges are not over yet.
Later, he added: This was a success by President Obama and his team. Any military conflict has ups or downs or things you might have done differently but we have all the makings of a very strong U.S. ally in Libya.
Kirk traveled to Tripoli with three fellow Republican senators John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida to meet with members of the National Transitional Council, comprised largely of the opposition movement that removed Qadhafi from power.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Wait until the sectarian violence begins.
Discouraging to see a republican senator can be as obtuse and credulous as the average liberal fool. So this guy Kirk, he must be a "moderate," right?
I don’t know about moderate. I do know he’s an idiot.
RINO, in other parlance.
He’s from Illinois, so like Scott Brown and the Maine Statist Twins, in deep blue states, there are a lot of “smushy” GOP’ers.
Where is the Lockerbie bomber....?
“This war is great! I have no idea what this war is about or why, but, Obama did a great job!” and then urged Obama to explain what the hell we are doing over there and why.
Kirk supports killing for oil, great you have now earned your position, flip flop.
He’s a part of the same corrupt political machine that gave America Zero, so do the math.
Yea real victorious. Where are the 22,000 missing surface to air missles.
Are Qadhafi’s days still numbered?
Yo Mark, where are the shoulder fired SAM’s?
VERY strange company for Marco Rubio. Does he have some committee assignment that would require him to go along with this RINO gang of idiots?
Just another waste of our hard earned money. The only things we should have given those people are bullets and bacon.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.