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June 21, 2011

Libya – Teamwork?

Filed under: america,current events,opinion,politics,war — Penrod @ 8:28 AM
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Humble Pie – for the sake of sanity

When Libya cried out for international help against Gaddafi’s atrocities ongoing, the USA, in historic manner, answered the call.  This was a clear-cut involvement as the mission was to stop human suffering.  Add to that, the Freedom Fighters’ underlying desire to become a democratic nation.  Then Obama decided ‘midstream’ to try some namby-pamby game-playing, by telling an unready NATO:  It’s your turn to do something. He couldn’t have sent out a worse message to the entire world – that the USA has become undecided and unreliable.  This has to end.  We need to re-take command of the situation and terminate Gaddafi’s rule.

This will, at least, bring immediate peace to Libya, and give the people and their representative NTC a chance to work on their future.  It is the best and only way for the USA  to get out of Libya.  To do otherwise will only cost more in money and lives as uncertainty drags on.  The worst case is that Gaddafi regains control and resumes a certain path of revenge, torture, rape, and murder with a new vigour.

Obama needs to eat humble pie and approach Congress with a clear-cut plan, and present himself as a team player – if only once.  Then, odds are, Congress will view that as the ‘best’ plan and agree.  And then we can remove ourselves from at least one problem.

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