Blood Brothers, As It Were, in Libya
NOTE: PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL SPEAK TO THE NATION ON LIBYA AT 7:30EDT
Much is being said about President Obama’s decision to intervene in the civil war in Libya. One can sympathize with his predicament: Col. Gaddafi declared he would commit mass murder when he took the last town held by the rebels opposing him. How could idealist and Christian America let that happen? These people want to remove from power a man hated by many in this country. Gaddafi is responsible for the Pan Am bombing and welcomed the bomber as a hero when he was released in exchange for an oil contract, I believe. Gaddafi spilled American blood and that makes him our enemy. We share the rebels’ passion for removing this despot from power and perhaps harming him. We are blood brothers.
I hope President Obama’s plan for Libya is more complex than he has outlined. He has 60 days before he owes an explanation to Congress. In the meantime there are reports that lead one to believe the rebels are unprepared for this civil war and need more help than a No-Fly Zone. From where will this help come? Secretary Clinton has been silent since her meeting with the Allies in Paris. She has said that she has been in contact with rebel leaders. These rebels need advisers at a minimum…and military hardware. And, if they make it to Tripoli and kill Gaddafi, what then? We have heard no one mention the “D” word (democracy) in the glimpses of the rebels on TV. If they are very unprepared for this civil war, what hope is there for their being able to govern?
Note: Secretary Clinton has appeared on TV since this blog entry was written. She appeared on “Meet the Press” with Secretary Gates yesterday.
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Michele Bachman (R-MN) is notorious for her claim that many in Congress are anti-American. What a curious statement. If one hates and “detests America,” why would one go through unnerving process of raising millions of campaign dollars, eating hundreds of chicken dinners and kissing many crying babies…all to get a government job? So many Americans have jobs they hate without such elaborate measures. But, Ms. Bachmann feels that the media should do an expose on Congress and expose the anti-American legislators. Yeah, like Joe McCarthy’s witch-hunt! When interviewed at the time, Ms. Bachmann groups liberals and leftists in an implication of being anti-American. Pressed for a categorical denunciation, Ms. Bachmann launched into her usual diatribe. Watch! [Fortunate for us, the media has engaged in no such witch-hunt.]
BOEHNER AND CANTOR PROMISED US JOBS!
27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011
Although her poll numbers are dismal, Sarah Palin just gave a speech in India on American politics. While doing so, she mentioned the cardinal rule of not criticizing the President while he is on foreign soil and, then, proceeded to accuse President Obama of “dithering.” Is she serious about politics or about keeping herself in the spotlight?
I heard a popular talk show host opine that Mrs. Palin has yet to do her homework and study history, government, politics and foreign policy to become more legitimate as a presidential candidate. As it is, she is still in the public consciousness as the infamous victim of Katie Couric who outed Mrs. Palin as one who does not read leading periodicals, etc. Books? The American people hold Mrs. Palin in such low regard that in a recent poll Charlie Sheen beat her badly. For awhile it seemed that President Obama would run without republican opposition. GOP candidates are slowly beginning to “explore” running for the 2012 Election. We look forward to getting to know them.
Without warning three catastrophes have visited Japan that have energy on the minds of the world. Civilization, as we know it, cannot run without fossil fuels. It took billions of years to create them. Look at this marvelous video that shows 300 YEARS OF FOSSIL FUELS IN 300 SECONDS:
Donald Trump disappoints by giving a wink and a nod to the Birthers. Donald, Barack Obama did not spring forth from Zeus’ brow fully formed like Athena. He had a youth!