The General National Congress, aflame, in the Libyan capital of Tripoli (Hani Amara/Reuters)
Obama took us to war in Libya and there was no outrage from the Left and the disorder there afterwards is on Obama and Hillary’s shoulders.
Well it certainly proves FReepers right.
Aside from the usual hot for any war crowd, we warned that stirring that fight would be a disaster.
The most shocking thing about the war to me is how weak the Europeans are. They ran out of bombs after about 48 hours and we had to take over from them.
Obama gave a “mission accomplished” speech at the United Nations claiming that his “third way” had brought about regime change without a loss of American life.
Had to break a few eggs to get there and endure the subsequent terrorist attack on US personnel...
The Atlantic is filled with old wrecks, crabs and fish s**t. It’s also the name of an ocean.
After refusing to support one of our staunchest allies in the region, Mubarak, it was silly of Hussein to claim that attacking Libya was worthwhile. Qaddafi was a scumbag, but the savages who sought and obtained power were no better. We also had nothing to gain by intervening in Libya either way.
Why else would Hussein concentrate on the most worthless countries, if not out of a personal alleigance with Leftist Islamist movements and dictators?
What were Hillary and Obama’s strategic goals when they used American taxpayer provided funds, personnel, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya? How was The United States supposed to benefit by overthrowing Qadaffi? Did they explain that?
Where is Qadaffi’s treasure?
It proves Obama is an idiot!
Qaddafi was more friendly to us than the current regime.
Not always. If you intervene to destroy an existing government under attack by islamist mobs, with no other follow-through, I guarantee you are going to get bad results, i.e. islamist, tribal thuggery.
When you intervene to help the “worst of the worst” against the “tolerable when intimidated”, what can you expect?
Libya was, for Obama, a wag the dog operation.
“The unintended consequences of military intervention are nearly impossible to predict. ___”
not if you know what you want the outcome to be and go in with a strong plan, overwhelming force and the desire for a clear and solid victory.