Skip to comments.On Libya Three Decades Ago – Obama Should Remember Reagan’s Resolve
Posted on 09/16/2012 7:34:34 AM PDT by FatherofFive
Ronald Reagan clashed with Libya and its dictator Moammar Gadhafi for the first time over 30 years ago.
The details of that encounter must be revisited particularly President Reagans sense of resolve and clarity of purpose as once again President Obamas foreign policy grapples with the anti-American sentiment and attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East.
More than that, the Joint Chiefs of Staff established new rules of engagement for the U.S. fleet, which Reagan quickly approved. The rules stated that if U.S. forces were fired upon, they could fire back immediately, without seeking layers of approval. Anytime we send an American anywhere in the world where he or she can be shot at, declared Reagan, they have the right to shoot back.
Reagan went further. During a National Security Council briefing, the admiral in charge asked precisely how far U.S. aircraft would be permitted to retaliate against Libyan aircraft. Reagan answered: All the way into their hangar, into Libya itself.
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Reagan didn’t bother with the nation building crap that has us bogged down in Afghanistan.
When Reagan fired on Libya it was strictly to punish and it had the desired result.
Thatcher took on Argentina in the Falklands.
Reagan took on Libya.
Together, they took on the USSR.
It worked out pretty well.
The apologizing, and appeasing, and bowing, and bending ... I don’t think the track record there is quite so good.
I don’t think Obama’s problem is one of resolve. I think it’s one of intention.
Odungo can’t spell Reagan...he couldn’t lead a Kindergarten assault on a bag of M&M’s
I keep forgetting we don't have an American as President.
Keeping that fact n mind is the best way to make sense of his presidency.
Lady Margaret had more stones than all of Obozo’s cabinet, including the Hillarybeast
Great pic! A new favorite.