Who’s Leading in Libya?

by Ryan on March 22, 2011

in Economy,Europe,International Relations,Politics,Stupid government,Tyranny

So, who is leading the efforts in Libya nowadays?  Well, President Obama said only hours ago that he has already pledged to get out of the way to accommodate a NATO-led mission.  However, Turkey’s stymieing NATO’s official involvement due to Turkey’s sensitivity to the Muslims in the region.  The bombs are dropping, but we can’t decide if Qaddafi is even a target!  As far as I can tell, the French seem to be the ones in charge, but how long will that last with Germany and Russia opposing military involvement in the first place?  What a mess — I’m sensing mission creep after four days for God’s sake!

Also, the military campaign has already cost about $225 million in only four days, plus a downed F-15, plus logistical costs.  In perhaps a prescient metaphor, the plane went down because of mechanical issues rather than enemy fire.  Pretty soon the whopping $6 billion in Republican cuts will be dropped over a mix of old tanks, crappy planes, archaic anti-aircraft guns, some bad guys and unfortunate civilians, along with lots and lots of sand.

In short, Obama’s foreign policy:  when the 3am phone call comes, hang-up;  when the alarm sounds, press snooze or get up and plan a golf trip.

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