Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Obama: Gaddafi Could Stay in Power if he 'Changes'

Another day, another flip by the President.  After stating for weeks that Dictator Maummar Gaddafi "must step down," and after ordering a "no-fly zone" over Libya without Congressional approval, President Obama is having second thoughts about his actions and Gaddafi himself.

Ever showing his naïvité, the President seems to think that a blood-thirsty dictator will drop everything and change his ways.  When asked about what would happen if Gaddafi stayed in power, Obama stated yesterday:
[A]s long as Qadhafi remains in power, and unless he changes his approach and there are significant reforms in the Libyan government that allow the Libyan people to express themselves, there are still going be potential threats against Libyan people—unless he is going to step down.
So...what?  So if Gaddafi stays in power, all there will be are "potential threats against the Libyan people?" Potential?  Isn't this the same man who has used his air force to kill hundreds of civilians?  Are all those people only potentially dead now?

Almost as importantly, why does the President allow the possibility of Gaddafi to stay in power at all?  Mr. Obama stated for weeks that the Libyan dictator had to leave power.  Period.  And now he's flipped.  Again.
"Drat, what did I say yesterday?  Ah, I'll make it up as I go."
The best the President can do is give vague answers to problems that he should, at least, have some sort of opinion on.  But hey, the door is open now.  Maybe Gaddafi can stay after all.  After the President ordered the bombing of the country, after the President said he must leave, after the President made everyone angry at him.

Maybe talks without preconditions will solve all of this?

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1 comment:

  1. This is absurd because the president of the world - should be rejected.