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Maybe Gadhaffi will return it to the Nobel Committee

© Mike Luckovich

While I support the intervention in Libya, and I particularly approve of the fact that it is authorized by the UN and the Arab League, I still think Obama did a full flop on it.



  1. atwork wrote:

    Standing up to a bulley who is killing his own people? Sounds like a plan. If the US could get rid of more of these tyrants the world would be much safer. Of course, the question then becomes what qualifies someone to be on the air control list? Precisely anyone who does not agree with US foreign (or any) policy….

    Friday, March 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  2. ebdoug wrote:

    Oh, you didn’t give credit to Politofact.

    Yes, we removed Saddam and got a mess.

    We have removed many tyrants only to get a bigger mess.

    And is Al Quaeda going to take over each of these countries once we get rid of the Tyrant?

    And who are we to play God?

    Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink
  3. PatriotSGT wrote:

    I supported Getting rid of Saddam, the biggest bully in the middle east. I supported ousting the Taliban thugs and UBL. I like punching a bad guy in the nose. We are not allowed to target foriegn leaders any more, but that is exactly what we are doing. Why don’t we just tear up the promise to not kill any foriegn leaders, let the CIA loose or a military sniper team with a $1000 rifle, $25 worth of bullets and clearance to take the shot. It’s a hell of alot cheaper then a war followed by 60 years of presence in Korea, 30 years in the sinai, 15 years in Bosnis/Kosovo, soon to be 10 in Iraq. If we’re going to say Gadaffi must go, then let the dogs loose and make him gone. Lets man up, instead of saying w’re targeting his compound not him so its ok (said with a whimpy voice). If were going to take the long route, killing alot of people in the process, spending untold billions lets just do it, get it over and move on.

    Meanwhile when our country needs jobs, needs oil, cutting assistance to the poor, the President is in a foreign country (Brazil) promising billions to help them create jobs and produce oil. So we can buy it from them, WTF.
    Why arn’t we creating American Jobs producing American Oil. Hell, it won’t even cost the taxpayer a dime, so we can spend those billions on something else we need like fixing pension shortfalls or building a road, anything. I just don’t get it sometimes. Really!

    Friday, March 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
  4. Sammy wrote:

    Getting rid of Saddam wasn’t the issue. It was the changing premise of justification that was. As well as this bad habit our country has of getting rid of the tyrants we helped put into power.

    Friday, March 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink
  5. Dan wrote:

    No one can take out anti-air defenses quite like we can(I was in a “weasel” unit for awhile). If I understand the President correctly then our guys will establish a safe airspace over Libya for Europe and get out. NATO will provide the Command & Control, as England & France argue over who is in charge. Should be interesting to see how it turns out.

    Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink