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Huntsman Attacks Obama’s Handling Of Libya

May 23, 2011 by  

Huntsman Attacks Obama's Handling Of LibyaFormer Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has not yet solidified his candidacy for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination, but he has begun criticizing his former boss.

During a recent interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, he said that President Barack Obama made a mistake when he intervened in Libya. Huntsman, who most recently served as United States ambassador to China, claimed that sending military troops to Libya “is not core to our national security interest.”

“We probably don’t need to be in certain parts of the Middle East where there are domestic revolutions playing out, where we probably just ought to let them play out,” said Huntsman.

The 51-year-old Mormon, who officially relinquished his ambassadorship last month, has also pledged his support for a repeal of Obama’s healthcare law. Many pundits agree that Huntsman’s ties to the Obama administration may hurt him in the Republican primaries. According to media reports, he called the President a “remarkable leader” not long after the 208 election.

Meanwhile, Huntsman has decided to set up his campaign headquarters in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando Sentinel reported. He has also hired Nikki Jerger, a longtime aide to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, to direct his political operations in the Sunshine State.

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  • eddie47d

    I can admire Jon Huntsman’s not agreeing with Obama on Libya. I want every President to have full accountability by going to Congress for any acts of war.Even then Congress should always be on the side of not going to war: except for dire situations where our country is threatened. Qaddafi shouldn’t be admired but he also wasn’t a serious threat to the region at the present time. The same way I felt about Saddam in 2003. He was contained and not a serious threat to anyone. Neither Iraq or Libya were a threat to our economy so we need to pick our battles a little more carefully.

    • http://marcum1@wildblue.net coal miner

      edd47d,

      I agree with you.I think we should stay out of it.I like to see all of our troops out of the Middle East and let Isreal handle their own mess.They are the cause of most of the turmoil.Qaddafi is not the problem,God’s chosen people are. We can also send these Bible thumping morons on this blog such as Jana, Samurai,JoeH,Jeffh, and Libertytrain over there too.Oh hell!Why not all the Christians.Maybe the rest of us non believers can live in peace.HA HA HA

  • DC/Tex

    I agree with anybody that criticizes obama, as it is very hard to find anything that he has done right.
    I think that you should respect the Office even if you do not respect the man but it is very hard with obama in the office.

    O=one
    B=big
    A=ass
    M=mistake
    A=America

  • jopa

    OBMA= Our Best And Most Amazing -President

  • jopa

    Should be OBAMA grandkids were over now I have a couple of keys sticking.Gotta luv em.

    • JimH

      Our
      Bolshevic
      And
      Most
      Amoral-president?

  • http://www.reformdc.com nax777

    Sorry to keep harping on this but many continue to miss a few points, Recap;
    The US reached a zero population growth in the mid 80’s our leaders increased their yearly appetite for immigration. The legal yearly immigration rate went from 100,000 to 1,000,000. From the years 2000 to 2010 our leader’s yearly appetite for legal immigration grew to 3,000,000. At present levels the US population will swell another 130 million to 442 million by 2040! This is a very conservative estimate. US immigration rate is the sole reason for overpopulation in the US today and tomorrow!

    It is irrational to think that any nation can save more than a hand full of people from overpopulated poorer nation. Especially when most refuse to change their life style and blame the Jones’s for their plight.
    It is irrational to call mom a Nazi A. hole for giving people a ride back home to keep her home from overpopulation. It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work best. It is irrational to think that nations can tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

    No one is going to stand in their way the template to convince people that a rational person is a very sick or stupid SOB must be removed first. And only you can remove yours. The misuse of Negative Theory must be taught to future generations.

    People will not take in grandma, or their disabled neighbor long enough to break the social network of chains that separate us. It does not have to come to that, yet! The working class can be forced to plan for their life without a single payer plan. We must meet with our follow citizens, listen and share ideas.

    A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it.

    We can destroy their power by replacing them with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens should they grow a greedy bone and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at Goooh.com you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org.

  • bob wire

    There is a lot of news and big issues out there this morning.

    New York’s 26th hang in the balance ~ Fox management is pissed for all the money they spent and finding themselves on the short end of any political equity for all the effort.

    Huckberry and Palin are much like a boat ~ just a hole in the water where you put your money ~ dead wood.

    Mouse Palantey is squeeking threats toward “O” ~ we all shake in fear ~ OOOOOO !

    polling results at 80% against Ryan’s plan. ~ A up or down vote called in the Senate ~ Brown is crawfishing ~ as well a many others, ~ The GOP is walking into a blood nose and they see it coming. and don’t wanna go! don’t wanna do it!

    Huntsman? ~ who cares what he has to say?

    • JUKEBOX

      Bob, I am pissed at all the money that the great imposter is spending to go to Ireland to drink some Guiness. I guess he is taking all of these worldwide sightseeing trips is because he knows he won’t get a second term. He can spend more money in one day than it would cost me to live well on for many years.

  • Charles

    Hey jopa,
    Glad to see your still around old friend. I found two books you might be interested in reading. Both were written by the man, who you think
    is the greatest President that ever lived. Both books are well written
    and I feel every one that can read should read them. It`s to bad there are so many people in this country that can`t read. These are words from Obama himself and not from the likes of a Glen Beck or
    Rush Limbaugh. These two books are a must read,because they tell who
    the man is and what he thinks and stands for. I won`t give you my opinion, you have to form your own. The books are>>Audacity of Hope
    and Dreams from my Father.

  • Charles

    I`m glad to see we have pleanty of money as it approaches the one
    billion mark to fight another war in Libya, yet Fema has no money to help our own people in the tornados that killed hundreds of people
    and deystroyed property in the millions, if not in the billions. We have a President that cares only in his self image and remains out of
    the country. Since people in this country are starting to realize that
    he isn`t really the second comming of God, he needs to go elsewhere to get his ego stroked.Once again, he proves he is the only one that matters.Of course this mostly happened in White America and we need to have money to help the rest of the world and let me ask where are
    all the Hollywood do gooders, that should have lent there names to help raise
    money to help these poor souls.No where in sight! I like what the President had to say.I`ll be back on Sunday and ride in on my white horse and save you dumb asses or should I say black horse.If I where the people of Mo.and the other states effected, I would tell him to stay away and go somewhere else for his photo opp.Iff Bush would have acted like this man has the main street media and left wing groups would have hung him from the highest tree.Where are the Republicans?
    time and time again, they have had a chance to strike a blow at Obama,
    yet they choose to stick their head in the sand like the rest of the country. I think they are all afraid Obama will sick Pelosi on them.

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