Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's All About the Footwear

[In] today's remarks, [Obama] suggested that the NATO coalition now coordinating the action should seek to remove Muammar Gadhafi from power because of his brutal authoritarian track record, and his past sponsorship of terrorism.

  Yahoo 6/29/11

Seems like only yesterday he was promising that we weren’t interested in “regime change” in Libya.

"A lot of this fuss is politics," Obama said from the White House East Room at his first news conference since March.

This fuss. And the Constitution is politics, too.

In response to recent criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who say that the Libya action is in violation of the War Powers Act, Obama stressed that he had consulted with Congress repeatedly.

Leaving out the mere detail that although he may have consulted with Congress, they never said okay.

Meantime, Obama got a show of support from the Senate yesterday. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-5 yesterday to pass a bipartisan resolution approving the U.S. role in international Libya military operations for one year.

Of course they did.

[March 19] Advisor Denis McDonough held a conference call with top Congressional staffers on Friday afternoon where he emphasized Obama’s “deep respect for Congress in all of these matters,” and gave a read out of the White House meeting. A recording of the call was provided to The Cable. “ The president expects the preponderance of our involvement to last a matter of days, not weeks ,” McDonough said.


Deep respect and Great expectations. Yes, that really was just a month ago. And now they’re authorizing a year. At the end of which, they’ll authorize another if they haven’t killed Qadafi and set up another puppet by that time.

"We have not seen a single U.S. casualty," Obama said. "The operation is limited in both time and in scope. ... We have not put any boots on the ground."

  Yahoo 6/29/11

Apparently CIA wear sneakers.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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