There’s no indication of genocide in Libya; it’s a simple civil war. It’s the civilians rising up against the Army. It’s a perfectly valid act of war for a government to attack the civilians that are taking military action against it.
The vote of the U.S. for the no-fly zone was bullshit; the participation of the U.S. in enforcing it will be bullshit. It’s none of our fucking business.
And without troops on the ground, it won’t make any fucking difference. It’s just fucking stupid! Qaddaffi doesn’t need aircraft. He’s solidified the support of Libya’s Army and that army is rolling over the rebels. That won’t be stopped with a no-fly zone, yet that zone will linger for years, until someday we decide that he is hiding weapons of mass destruction somewhere south, west, north, east of Tripoli.
I’m absolutely astonished that Obama, of all people, with his unique life experience, has once again caved in to the right. Instead of standing foursquare and stalwart for, “It’s none of our business,” he’s wiffled and waffled and now the U.S. is sticking our foot in the tar. When will we extricate ourselves from this one?
Mr. President, grow some balls, for once, and act like someone that has beliefs and stands by them against all comers. You’re a fucking wimp. You didn’t get elected because we believed you’d be a wimp, and I, for one, will not cast a vote for you in 2012 if you continue to be a wimp.
You were elected because we believed you would be a strong, forceful, and resolute President who would fight for what he thought was right. We were, it appears, wrong.