Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sec. Clinton: Obama has Demonstrated "Remarkable Leadership" in Handling Libya

One has to wonder if the Obama Administration even cares that no one believes their spin anymore.

Here's a quick overview of President Obama's handling of Libya:  The revolts officially started on February 17.  For over a week, the President said nothing.  Eventually, he stated that Dictator Maummar Gaddafi must step down, but that the United States would not act to produce that outcome.  Then he waited for the Arab League to do something.  Then he waited for the United Nations to do something.

When both called for the ouster of Gaddafi, after rebels in Libya had been beaten back, the President decided to use our navy to bomb Libya.  He ordered this without Congressional approval, which he said was unconstitutional in 2007.  Then he said that the mission was not to make Gaddafi resign.  Then he said that the dictator should.  Then he said Gaddafi could stay in power if he "changes."
Mrs. Clinton
Think that that dithering and confusion was good or even fair?  No?  Well, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thinks that it was "remarkable."  Talking to ABC she said today:
I think this is a watershed moment in international decision making... It took a long time in the Balkans, in Kosovo to deal with a tyrant. But I think in -- what has happened since March 1st, and we're not even done with the month, demonstrates really remarkable leadership.
On the bright side, Defense Secretary Robert Gates really showed that Libya was of vital national importance:
TAPPER: Do you think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the United States? 
GATES: No, no. It was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the United States.

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