Monday, March 28, 2011

Our Dear Leader Speaks

President Obama spoke to the nation tonight, supposedly to make the case for why we're involved in a war in Libya. After the fact. Retroactively, you might say.

Oh, wait...he didn't make any kind of case for it. He just sort of updated us. Nor did he call it a war.

According to Obama, this was all about what a great humanitarian he is.

"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and — more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are," Obama said. "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."

After dithering for weeks and letting all those other Libyan cities get sacked? He ummm...'refused to wait'?

And if it's all about being a humanitarian, where was Obama when the Mullahs were murdering protesters en masse in Tehran and Ishfahan? How about Darfur? What about Syria? And didn't a certain Senator from Illinois do everything he could to sabotage the efforts of President Bush to take out another tyrant who made a specialty of slaughter and mass graves?

You see, that's the thing about President Obama. He thinks we're all stupid except him.

This was about three things: a wag the dog moment for the Prevaricator-in-Chief,rescuing the multimillion dollar oil deals of the Brits and French once they decided to support the rebels and then the tide turned in favor of Khaddaffi, and to provide Obama with a precedent for the UN's 'responsibility to protect(R2P) doctrine.

Now, our troops are fighting a war as rent-a-cops for the UN and the Arab League at our expense to the tune of $600 million in six days...and I'm almost certain that figure is lowballed.

I'm waiting to see the Left start carrying this sign, courtesy of my friend Greg over at Rhymes With Right:

As for our president, I can't decide what's more despicable....his shredding of the Constitution, his callous disregard for any semblance of truth, his contempt for his 'subjects' or his overblown sense of himself.

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Shtuey said...

And where will Obama put the power of the R2P precedent into effect? Israel, if she should choose to respond to the escalation in rocket fire from Hamas. Samantha Power might get her wish after all.

yzernik said...

You missed the most important reason for Obama's war in Libya. Qaddafi was an obstacle to the Islamic Awakening that "inspired us" in Egypt and Tunisia.

B.Poster said...

Hopefully we can put the R2P into action to protect Israelis from slaughter by Palestinians but Israel has a fully capable air force. Our best bet in this situation would be to simply get out of the way and allow the Israelis to do their jobs without interference from us. In any event if the USAF tried to go against the Israeli Air Force, the Israelis would win such a confrontation handily. I'm sure every USAF decision maker knows this.

I would hope that the USAF commanders would refuse to carry out such orders. We need the USAF defending American skies not being slaughtered in a frutiless attempt to stop Israel from defending itself. Besides its in our best interest that Israel continue to act as buffer between us and Islamic terrorists.

The French and the British can protect their own oil deals. There militaries are not as worn down as America's is, they have greater industrial capability than America does, and they do not have the debt problems that America has.

louielouie said...

where's code pink?
where's the marches?
why isn't that dumm mass minority leader in the house wetting her breeches on the steps of the capitol with her screed?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely cringeworthy.

louielouie said...

two things:
first, i wish to be presumptuous, and speak on behalf of those who don't/didn't listen to the current occupant of the white house, in thanking ff once again for listening to hussein's bile and sparing us the misfortune.
thank you ff for your service.
second, i read this essay again. when i read the quotes from the speech, i have to admit, i threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Freedom Fighter said...

I think we all did. What an embarrassment to have someone like this soiling the Oval Office.