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What's the mission in Libya

by C1ay / March 21, 2011 4:39 PM PDT
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It would be nice to know.
by aumadan / March 21, 2011 10:00 PM PDT

If the mission is NOT to topple Gaddafi, then it's a waste of time, money and possibly American lives.

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I'm an Obama supporter.....
by Josh K / March 21, 2011 11:30 PM PDT

....but it does bother me that he didn't go on TV and explain any of this to the American people. As much as I disapproved of the Iraq invasion, at least Bush kept the nation apprised of what was going on. I'm very surprised that Obama's staff didn't urge him to grab some TV time for an Oval Office announcement.

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Yes. It finally dawned on me what I've been...
by James Denison / March 22, 2011 12:08 AM PDT

...trying to define as what's missing in this administration. I withheld a lot when everyone was attacking the new "Messiah", because I wanted to see what he'd actually do first. I can see it clearly now. Obama has no mission. He has no long term plan, no real goal. He's a reactionary, not a planner. His foreign policy is like "whack a mole" game playing, he's lost on domestic policy because Reid and Pelosi aren't steering that ship for him anymore. Basically, he's stumped. The job may be too big for him. He didn't have enough preparation for it. That's about the nicest way I can put it.

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The job may be too big for him.
by aumadan / March 22, 2011 12:10 AM PDT

Ya think?

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Hillary, also Gingrich.
by James Denison / March 22, 2011 12:17 AM PDT
http://blog.thedaily.com/post/3919721140/obviously-shes-not-happy-with-dealing-with-a

Obviously, she's not happy with dealing with a president who can't decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can't make his mind up. She's exhausted, tired. ? If you take a look at what's on her plate as compared with what's on the plates of previous Secretary of States - there's more going on now at this particular moment, and it's like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn't have any power. She's trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.

A Hillary Clinton insider told The Daily

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/18/obama-is-checked-out-gingrich-says/?iref=obinsite

President Obama has checked out, Newt Gingrich says.

"The administration has just sort of checked out," said Gingrich. "You know, the president has this fixation with the Final Four. Spent time on ESPN giving us his version of what really mattered to him, which is the Final Four."

"What's strange is - with all of these crises - how can you focus that kind of time and attention as President of the United States? Not as a private citizen, not as a spectator, not as a hobby," he added later.

The comments came the same day Gingrich tweeted that Obama is ""hiding from his job behind NCAA picks."
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Depends on the UN mandate
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 21, 2011 11:55 PM PDT

I haven't read the exact wording of the mandate but as I understand it there is no provision for toppling Gaddafi.

I'm guessing that the US involvement will soon be over, and the other members of the alliance will take over.

Mark

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the ship of state is adrift, rudderless,...
by James Denison / March 21, 2011 11:59 PM PDT

...washed back and forth wherever the winds of change blow.

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(NT) Yep, Libya is in a state right now.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 12:07 AM PDT
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