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Operation Odyssey Wrong

March 31, 2011 by  

Operation Odyssey Wrong

 

To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and—more profoundly—our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are… Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” –President Barack Obama, March, 28, 2011.

In last week’s column “The Desert Rat,” I explained my issues with the idea of President Barack Obama leading us into a third global conflict with the “religion of peace.” The truth is that I generally like the idea of introducing homicidal autocrats to the business end of the most advanced fighting force in the history of the species. But I must also admit that sticking a cruise missile into the blowhole of every Islamofascist, tin pot and dictatorial screwball would turn the Middle East into a sheet of glass so reflective that John Edwards would move to Damascus just to fix his hair. (The ruined landscape of a sizeable portion of the Earth is the downside in that allegory, not the prolonged absence of the Ayatollah of Ambulance-Chasers.)

So, while many of my conservative colleagues are lambasting Obama for his mission to the Maghreb in general, my concerns are more detail-oriented. The obvious interrogative: “How can a President who has yet to keep his promise to extricate the U.S. from a pair of wars now involve us in a third?”

Less obvious, but no less important:

  • If America has a “responsibility as a leader,” then why is Obama so determined to put our assets under NATO control, a la Clinton in the Balkans?
  • If turning “…a blind eye to atrocities in other countries” is so abhorrent to Obama, how did LIBYA jump to the top of his list? I don’t mean to insinuate that Gadhafi isn’t a bad guy, but he’s hardly leading the league in D.R.A. (Dissidents Rendered Absent.)
  • Were it not for Libya’s sizeable oil reserves, would the decidedly anti-war Obama be so gung-ho to spend at least $100 million dollars a day to… well… to do to Gadhafi what George H.W. Bush did to Saddam Hussein?

I have noticed the port-side pabulum projectors have been pointedly silent on Obama’s justification for the NATO-led, U.N.-(mostly)-approved, big-budget, mysteriously open-ended Kinetic Military Action. The same folks who couldn’t seem to pass up a chance to bloviate about President George W. Bush’s “illegal war for oil” can’t seem to find their keyboards—much less their consciences—for Obama’s extra-legal battle for petroleum.

All I’m asking for is a little clarity. If we stipulate—for the purpose of discussion—that wars which begin during Republican administrations are about oil, while Democrat wars are entirely humanitarian, then explain the selection process. Is there some sort of vetting? How does a population targeted for extermination qualify for the Democrat Party’s rescue program?

On second thought, forget about clarity—I’ll accept a little honesty. A glance at the energy deposits across the Libyan landscape, when overlaid with foreign concession interests, reveals the reason why Libya got airstrikes and arms shipments to rebel factions while Iran got empty rhetoric, China got the Olympics, Darfur got George Clooney and Rwanda got forgotten.

I grew up in an era when Ronald Reagan was President, patriotism wasn’t a punch line, and “kinetic military action” was a complicated way of describing Arnold, Bruce or Sly wiping out some third-world dictator’s militia. I don’t reflexively oppose military intervention, provided it has a noble purpose. But the same President who doesn’t think the people of Iraq, Iran and Sudan (not to mention China and North Korea) are worth an airstrike has gone gung-ho for Gadhafi.

My apologies, Mr. President; but “Obama 2012″ is NOT sufficient justification.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • s c

    So, The Anointed One is now in the political “business” of trading lives for real estate. Did someone tell Washington that WMDs are in Libya and this is The Anointed One’s only chance to find them before they disappear?
    God help us if we’re contacted by aliens from other planets if TAO is still in office. We’ll be involved in exporting ‘democracy’ to other planets, and we’ll be forced to “save” truly alien civilizations whether they like it or not. Pity the poor aliens.
    In the interim, pity America.

    • jovianus

      Other than Crystal’s blathering…none of which make any sense except if you realize Crystal hasn’t a clue about history, politics, international relations, planning and realpolitik, what would anyone have done better than how Obama is handling the situation of the Arab nations being in turmoil and revolution against the entrenched autocratic regimes in place?

      Cautious, planning, alliances and consultations, US military and diplomatic strenghts used but not committed, and no commitment to any new governments or rebel leadership. A lot fo room to maneuver in the new post revolution world.

      • TIME

        JoAnnus,

        Barry has a bridge to sell you too its hardly used and looks really good and thats from way far away.
        So just send $11 Trillion dollars to:
        Barry Soetoro
        1600 Pennsylvainia Ave. NW
        Washington DC 20500,
        Please be sure to use Barry’s name as whom to address the funds to.

        Also be sure to put the following on the check:
        Barry Soetoro retirement funds Bridge project, For Hopie & Changie.

        A really BIG Thanks from Barry to you JoAnnus, as you have shown your loyal support by kissing Barrys backside so many times with your post.
        So wear your Barry Sticker with Pride and hold your little head up high way high in the sky even above the clouds.
        You sunny little wanker YOU.

        • jovianus

          Time…nice of you to contribute a sound, well thought out, detailed commentary about any alternatives to the administration’s policies. But i understand, even the GOP now has to come up with something to back up the past two years of rants and not offering alternative solutions. Don’t you find it interesting they can’t ? (BTW…..most of the deficit spending began with the Bush budget. But then, using facts would ruin a good rant eh?).

          • Jeep

            Since when did war become an “alternative” solution for the left? Since this “administration” came on board? OMG the hypocracy of your rant is beyond description!

            Anouncement: the left now accepts war as an alternative solution.

            (Just thought I would make it official.)

          • GaCop

            Never mind that the democrats were in power since 2006 and the economy tanked in 2008 on THEIR watch……….that little fact is always conveniently left out by the libtards.

          • Commonsense

            Jovi-anus, you can try to justify Obama all you like, but what it boils down to is you just like black Bush over white Bush.

          • http://Google.com Gary G.

            The liberal left is still hacking away at Bush for everything from tornadoes to hurricanes. The liberals would have everyone believe that Obama’s 3.7 trillion dollar deficit for this year is also Bushes fault.
            The problem with liberals is they fire away their talking points based on emotion rather than the facts and logic!

          • JIBBS

            The Bush thing is in the past, why not let barry take his lumps for the rants he has made ober the last two years? Stop living in the past, and if you read history, you will find that the dems have been in control more 55% of the time over more than 80 years. I always find it funny when people know not of what they say, and always blame the other guy. Stupid is as stupid doe’s. and you can’t fix stupid.

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        JO… Are you kidding me? Seriously, you didn’t think this article was right on? I would like to know the real reason why we jumped into this military affair in Libya. I also would like to know why we still have troops anywhere over there. Why wasn’t Congress involved as they should have been? You can come up with lame excuses all day long, but we the people would love to know the REAL reasons behind our involvement. Libya did not attack us, nor were they a threat to us. Liberals are usually the first to shout about us ‘policing’ the world. Where is the outrage that would have come if McCain was president and made this same decision? Liberals ‘operate’ on double standards. Whatever a conservative does is wrong and what a liberal does is right, regardless if the decision was the same. Now that Barry has made this decision, the MSM and all his little star struck followers across the US sit around their TV’s listening to his rhetoric like deer in the headlights. This is not the America I grew up in. I feel so bad for my kids…

        • Jeep

          Stop, stop, stop, Robin…you cannot question the actions of this prez. His motivation is above our understanding, and his ability to communicate his desires are above reproach. We must bow to his superior wisdom, and follow lock-step towards our ultimate destiny with determination and style. Remember to lower your gaze in his presence and never question his authority. Study the mantra and recite it as often as possible. Tune in to MSNBC or HLN daily to receive your marching orders, and be prepared to sacrifice your dignity and morals for the greater good.

          Awww…such is the life of a liberal…

          • Steve

            and now our ingenious Prez who never lets a good crisis go to waste has said he wants to spend a few billion so we don’t have to be us so dependant on foreign oil…we have to invest in renewable energy sources….for the next 10 years…these contracts will most likely be given to his good friends at GE….but nuclear power or drilling in Anwar or the gulf no no no….

          • Jeep

            Didn’t we just spend a few hundred million on South American counrties to drill where we banned our own companies from drilling? Uhhh….yes we did.

        • Eddie47d

          Robin; I see plenty of Conservatives with”deer in the headlights” syndrome when it comes to their guy/gal. Your side can be just as enthralled and star struck with certain candidates. I have already pointed out I’m against whatever Obama is doing in Libya. Yet you and Ben don’t want to get a clue on Progressives. You both need to visit a liberal blog or two and reach behind the “liberal scene” and then you might learn something.I would say most of us are still against these wars whether they are Bush’s or Obama’s. Most of these countries need to play their own music and achieve Democracy through their own blood and sweat, not ours. On the Iran situation:Their leaders are big blowhards who like control but the country is only a threat to Israel through arms sales. Libya isn’t much of a threat either or at least a lesser threat than Iran. We should be leaving both countries alone.

          • Robin from Arcadia, IN

            eddie… The deer in the headlights syndrome can strike any party. I for one do not have a fascination with any of those who may be throwing their hat in the ring. I do not get a tingling down my leg either. Obama while campaigning was less than two miles from where I work. Sarah Palin was within 10 miles. I had no desire to see either of them. I just want a candidate that doesn’t lie, is not self-serving, that will do the will of the people. Both parties have blots on their records. But, I align myself with the conservatives because they are more like me. I really think that is the best anyone can do.

          • Thamera

            Eddie: I work with libs all day, every day. Nice people, completely devoid of reality and no basis whatsoever for their political thought process and backing. It usually comes down to their shallow minded belief that “it sounds good, so it must be good.” You are mistaken assuming that many people on this forum do not know what libs and progressives are like or what the basis for their beliefs are. We are in fact well informed and have the basis of our foundation founded in the constitution. Something my liberal progressive friends know very little, if anything about.

      • JIBBS

        Maybe you should study history, it seems like you come to this blog trying to sell what you want. Well, none of are buying your bag of crap.

  • http://www.piedmontwebmasterservices.com Dan

    Biden warned us the Obama would face crises and we would not understand his reactions, or something along those lines. Who would have thought Biden was such a prophet?

  • Homer

    I could have and did say that Obama would have these problems and he would fail…big time. The manhas no more experience than a two year old in a nuclear facility!! The man is as equipped to handle the office of president as I am at performing and apendectomy on a 100 year old man…IMPEACHment! That the cure!!!

  • Vietnam Vet.

    The oil and humanitarian thoughts are just the surface. It is more about getting us under one world goverment under the U.N. slowly but surely it is happening. just like the small arms treaty that give the U.N. the control of your guns. people better get informed or liberty will be lost.
    those people over there don’t understand real freedom so they will exchange on dicator for Sharia Law just a dictator under another name. and wonder why things didn’t really change.

    • GaCop

      Glad you brought up the good ole UN. Bin Bama is currently working to back door the ban on American gun ownership through the State Department working with the U N circumventing the Congress and US laws using this ploy. Interesting that this isn’t talked about in the news other than Reuters.

      • Les

        Please post a link for that. I’m really interested in reading up on that.

        • independant thinker

          Look up “UN small arms treaty” you might find something. The treaty isn’t a done deal yet but they are working on it. It cannot go into effect in the US unless the senate ratifies it.

          • JC

            And they can not ratify it legally. We have a Constitution that says the “Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.
            Hillary is a globalist and a criminal. But I digress….

    • 45caliber

      I think you are right. The very first thing I noted was that Oblama waited for the UN to give an okay/order – and then he jumped without even mentioning it to Congress. Then he waited nine more days before he bothered to tell the US what he was supposedly doing. That is a person who is obeying an order from what he considers the World Government – and deliberately making sure that everyone in his country realizes that their orders come before anything else in our country.

  • Macawma

    As each day, week, and month goes by, we find our once beautiful America growing sicker and weaker with the cancer of Obama and the socialist agenda. How to expunge this growing mass in the American body? I would say with education and an exposing of the liberal policy, but those that endorse it are either braindead, brainwashed, or brainless. These are sad and trying times for true Americans…

    • GaCop

      It seems it’s time for Americans to take back the country one way or another.

  • Rennie

    “Damn the expense, damn the Constitution, damn the war protestors, full speed ahead!” Seriously, consider what weaponry will fall into rebel hands, who they are, and what they will do with those weapons? Was the timing related to Gadhafi’s planned destruction of his WMD/poison gas stockpiles? Obviously Obama now adding to his great (?) speech in addendum that he is sending in “covert teams” (at least he didn’t name them, right?) tells me that some of the criticisms of his Libyan policies have struck below waterline. Will these “covert teams” hand these WMDs to the rebel forces similar to “operation gunrunner”? I think it was Dr. Savage who pointed out Gadhafi is a brilliant career military strategist vs. our community organizer, so far every air attack on the likely location of Gadhafi has failed and just makes him look more invincible, so that to save Obama’s face Gadhafi must be killed. It’s too bad Obama didn’t feel that way about Libya when he let the UK swop the Lockerbie Bomber for a BP oil deal (Scotland still does as Westminster dictates).

    • JIBBS

      Weapons for the rebels, weapons for the mexican drug cartels, no weapons for us “bad” Americans. What a scam! buy now, before they stop selling to us.

    • Eddie47d

      Rennie; Wow! Now Obama is responsible for the Lockerbie bombing and the after effects? This is getting juicy or are we rewriting history. Jibbs ought to love your insight in the blame game!

      • independant thinker

        Eddie you are the one twisting things. She DID NOT blame obama for Lockerbie she blaimed him for not putting pressure on the UK to prevent the release of the bomber.

        • Eddie47d

          . It happened on British soil and they were willing to release the bomber so that did tie Obama’s hands . The victims families were compensated quite well so how far should this tragedy be dragged out.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Gee eddie, I don’t know let’s have someone murder a couple of your family and see how far YOU want to drag it out then!?!?!?

          • JC

            Who cares? As always eddie, you are nothing but a minor diversion from the issue at hand. Didn’t you’re mommy give you enough attention?
            No one needs your stupid meaningless off track…commentary.

  • http://com i41

    When media and soros socialist dumbocraps give the crossbred marxist muslim idoit a glowing praise, you know this is just a start. This wanna be marxist/communist dictator of muslim training is doing his damnedist to destroy the USA in his 4 years stint. When dumbocraps can not get a cost estimation or the “kinetic” mission, from this jug eared door knob, there is a real serious problem. Reading JoVes mindless b–l s–t of alliances and cautious planning, of [offensive term removed], proves what a bunch of slobbering s–t b–dsin USA has, who love what ever this marxist muslim idiot does. This community agitator had his thug union pukes go to all these countries that are in termoil, that had union smucks went to in the previous 2 years to agitate and promote the unrest. The [offensive term removed] in Cheif is following two of his idiols’ socialist engineeering books outlines, in destroying a society. Saul Alinsky, with a tab of Karl Marx on even days and on odd days reversing to follow Karl Marx with a bit of Alinski. Onumnutts and Hillary, (both have problems with gender ID in their lives) have been pushing for UN control over everything all over the world. Both have tingles in some places, over the thoughts of total absolving USA soveriegn rights, to abide by all UN mandates. Such as out lawing gun ownership and especially handgun ownership, out lawing private land ownership or ownership of any oroperty. All of which the soros socialist pukes has espoused for several years amd Onumnutts is still working to do. This crap are all part of the planks in the democraps party campaigns platforms for decades. Of course we have people who don’t read anything, even if they have college degrees, they are simple minded morons. All who support what ever Soros smucks promote. Jo V a classic sewage sucking progressive/liberial socialist!

  • DAVIDL

    “If America has a “responsibility as a leader,” then why is Obama so determined to put our assets under NATO control, a la Clinton in the Balkans?”
    ANSWER

    NATO IS A US FOUNDED AND RUN SECURITY ALLIANCE. THE US IS NATO. YOU ARE DRAWING A DISTINCTION WITHOUT A DIFFERENCE TO MAKE A SELF-SERVING POLITICAL MACHO POINT WHICH IS IRRESPONSIBLE, DANGEROUS, AND ENDS UP GETTING PEOPLE KILLED. BUT YOU FEEL GOOD BECAUSE “YOU ARE THE MAN”, RIGHT?

    ARE WE, OR ARE WE NOT, MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY? DO WE, OR DO WE NOT, EXPECT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO COMPLY, IN LETTER AND IN SPIRIT, WITH ITS INTERNATIONAL LEGAL COMMITMENTS? THE ANSWER TO BOTH OF THESE QUESTIONS IS YES. SO IS THE US.

    THE UN CHARTER IS PART OF THE US CONSTITUTION UNDER ARTICLE VI. IT IS PART OF OUR “SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND”. BY IT, THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS MADE WAR, AND THE THREAT OF WAR, ILLEGAL. NO NATION, THEREFORE, CAN GO TO WAR, OR THREATEN WAR, EXCEPT UNDER ARTICLE 51 WHICH RECOGNIZES A NATION’S INHERENT RIGHT TO SELF DEFENSE, OR BY UN SECURITY COUNCIL AUTHORIZATION.

    “If turning “…a blind eye to atrocities in other countries” is so abhorrent to Obama, how did LIBYA jump to the top of his list? I don’t mean to insinuate that Gadhafi isn’t a bad guy, but he’s hardly leading the league in D.R.A. (Dissidents Rendered Absent.”)

    ANSWER

    JUST BECAUSE THE US AND THE REST OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CANNOT RESPOND TO EVERY HUMANITARIAN CRISIS,THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT CANNOT RESPOND TO ANY. THIS INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, LEGALLY SANCTIONED AND AUTHORIZED BY THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, IS SAVING THOUSANDS OF LIVES OF INNOCENT MEN. WOMEN, AND CHILDREN.

    # Were it not for Libya’s sizeable oil reserves, would the decidedly anti-war Obama be so gung-ho to spend at least $100 million dollars a day to… well… to do to Gadhafi what George H.W. Bush did to Saddam Hussein?
    ANSWER

    IT COSTS 50 MILLION A DAY NOT 100. DO YOU JUST KEEP MAKING THIS STUFF UP? OF COURSE YOU DO.

    THE HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION INTO LIBYA BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY, LED BY THE US, IS LEGAL AND MORAL. THE BUSH (SENIOR) MILITARY ACTION IN IRAQ TO SAVE KUWAIT, AND OIL INTERESTS, WAS ALSO LEGAL AND MORAL BECAUSE IT WAS SANCTIONED BY THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL. THE BUSH (JUNIOR) INVASION AND OCCUPATION OF IRAQ WAS BOTH ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL BECAUSE IT WAS NEITHER SANCTIONED BY THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL NOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE ACTION WAS TAKEN BY A COALITION OF THE BRIBED.

    THE CRITICISM FROM DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, AND TEA PARTY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD HAVE COME TO CONGRESS, ASK FOR PERMISSION, GIVEN THEM TIME TO DEBATE AND THEN TIME TO VOTE, MAKES AS MUCH SENSE AS REQUIRING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TO ASK FOR COMMITTEE PERMISSION, GIVE IT TIME TO DEBATE AND THEN TIME TO VOTE, ON WHETHER TO RUSH TO A BURNING HOUSE WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN TRAPPED INSIDE.

    IF A REPUBLICAN WERE PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE, AND MOST OF THE WRITERS ON THIS SITE, WOULD BE SINGING THE PRAISES OF OUR ACTION IN LIBYA. IF PRESIDENT OBAMA TOOK NO ACTION IN LIBYA, THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE, AND MANY OF THE WRITERS ON THIS SITE, WOULD BE ATTACKING HIM FOR NOT DOING SO.

    AS WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID, “POLITICS ARE FOUL, TOO FOUL FOR WORDS.”

    MAY I REMIND MY FELLOW CITIZENS OF THE CORRECT RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP PRIORITY. IT IS CONSCIENCE, COUNTRY, AND THEN PARTY.

    • JIBBS

      I could care less, demd or the gop in the whitehouse, there was no need to go to Libya. Let these countries fight there own civil wars.

    • 45caliber

      I don’t care if it costs 50 cents a day, it is too much right now. We have nothing there of concern except humanitarian – but they were fighting several weeks before we decided on that. So I don’t believe we need to be there.

      Further, you are wrong. It is NOT lawful. It may be lawful from an international law standpoint and the UN may have ordered it – but we don’t honor international law at all. We also are NOT under UN ownership. The ONLY way we could be lawful is if Congress voted to declare war on Libya – and they didn’t. Oblama took all this on himself.

    • pete

      Davidl,

      What if Libya wins this war against the USA ? You aren’t realistic ! Suitcase nukes deployed by suicidal terrorist from Kadafi … are you ready for a few hundred Hiroshima/Nagasaki on US soil ?

      But of course, according to your reasoning “that would be illegal” . The UN has not given Kadafi permission to defend himself. HA HA HA ! Your reasoning is pathetic, like those FREAKS in CONGRESS who should be holding the President in check … Those FREAKS (like Boehner and the Repubs) are so moronic they use velcro because they can’t tie a shoelace …

  • DaveH

    I certainly don’t condone the Libya operation. While we are impoverishing our nation with Big Government largess and world-wide military excursions or presence, this is what some Muslim fanatics are planning:
    http://www.newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/Ahmadinejad-Jerusalem-Iran-Hezbollah/2011/03/28/id/390925?s=al&promo_code=BF84-1

  • FreedomFighter

    Barry continues to push us toward losing our US Dollar position as the reserve currency. Only a fool fights wars on 2 fronts, only a suicidal fool fights wars on 3 fronts. Its so stupid, it rings of nation sabotage.

    WTF should he care what it costs? Print/electron create more, devalue, destroy, bring America to its end.

    Demonrats in congress, allmost all, supporting the demise of the United States in hopes of high positions and favored status in the NEW WORLD ORDER.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • barbm

    when obama won, i was disappointed, but there was nothing to do but sit back and see what kind of mess he’d make. i was actually hopeful that he would surprise me. i agreed with him on 3 things – no more off-shore drilling, get us out of the war, and investment in alternative renewable energy sources. he has allowed off-shore drilling and even loaned a foreign country money to drill off another country’s shore, he’s gotten us into 2 more wars while there are still troops in iraq, and we don’t know what has been done with all that stimulus money. all the federal reserve had to say to the questions asked by congress about where it went was, “i don’t know.” since both houses and the potus seem to think that was a fine and dandy answer, i guess we’ll never know how much (if any at all) was spent toward that end. since it appears that the muslim brotherhood will be taking over libya when Gadhafi leaves, and that they will institute strict sharia law which completely subjugates women, i don’t see that the libyan people will be any better off than they are now. so we are accomplishing nothing except the spending of billions more that we have to borrow and the placating of nato which we carry the brunt of financing. and obama did this without the consent of congress just as bush did and was damned for by obama.

  • http://Illinois'17th Old Henry

    $100 million plus per day?!! Somebody needs to tell the Eunuchs in the Republican House WE ARE BROKE! They need to DEFUND this action IMMEDIATELY! BOEHNER! GROW A PAIR!

    I guess it’s too much to expect from an elitist career DC piece of human excrement politician.

    This is yet ANOTHER reason to remove Der Fuhrer and put him in jail awaiting a short rope.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      Old Henry,
      there is only one problem with that. The one that suffers then is our troops!! They followed their orders and if we defund libya and Afghanistan THEY suffer!

  • http://com i41

    Well let us see how slow anything will happen in the beltway, this kinetic mission will go on next year budget. More time to go on vacations and if people don’t start demanding some changes it will never speed anything along. The idea of, there has to be compromise, has always ment bad leadership and there is nothing to compromises with Onumnutts and his radical domestic terrorists. The wanna be dictator will if nothing else use an executive order like he plans to do will making private land ownership illegal, so it doesn’t go thru any votes by Congress. Dems will not stand up to the Onumnutts and there are to many rinos who will go along to get along. No backbone and no balls on any of them, just jellyfish, only jellyfish are more transparent and you know they will sting you, just like politians will, if you allow them to get any where power is at.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

    Very well said, kudos to Mr. Chrystal, its hard to be humble when you get it so right, so because of this aticle, you get a three day pass on humility, go ahead and brag yourself up.

  • pete

    We have nothing to fear but … FEAR ITSELF !!!

    Look at the bright side ! Now here is a chance to use up all that old military hardware ….

    Seriously, the USA is attacking a sovereign nation that is in the midst of a civil war. Once committed to this action the USA can NOT turn back….

    Obama is our Commander in Chief, so what he says goes !! Soon he will order the Marines/Army to invade Libya. That’s just the way it is …

    On the flip side, the Republicans are for the war. WHy do I say this ? They HAVE NOT taken effective political action to stop the President. All Boehner and the Repubs did was a little “token” letter and some criticism from the Dr. Paul(s) …

    The Repubs lack of action has probably cost them the election in 2012. The Tea Party has been neutralized. Amazing ! Watching the Repubs handle this is like watching a FREAK SHOW at a CARNIVAL. You got to LAUGH !! HA HA HA!!!

    We are at war, let’s back the C in C and the troops …

    Or Impeach Obama, get him kicked out of office, but the FREAKS of NATURE called REPUBLICANS are dysfunctional … so it won’t happen.

  • http://yahoo richard

    it’s really too bad the liberals know so little about all that oil is used for if it wasn’t for oil there would be no fiber glass to make the blades for their presous wind turbins, or asphalt to make the roads to drive their electric cars on until the battery goes dead and they have to charge them with solar panels not to metion the meds.we use everyday they seem to believe the only thing we get from oil is gasoline

  • mark

    I voted and campaigned for Obama. I am mad that Obama got us more involved in
    afghanastan and not gotten us out of Iraq and now we are getting into Lybia. I am an isolationsist. Protect this country. Secure our borders, get all the illegals out. Help Americans First!

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