Originally Posted by dabateman
I don't want to deflect criticism. I'm pissed as hell that we are doing anything about Libya because no matter what we do, it's going to have negative consequences for us and the west in general.
We haven't learned that getting involved in Middle Eastern affairs is something we should avoid...
The problem I have is people putting on their tinfoil hat and trying to proclaim some sort of conspiracy by Obama to destroy America and yet you've got Ronnie and George I and George II screwing up this situation LONG before Obama took office.
Failing to acknowledge that these problems stem from the inability of Republican administrations to finish the job would be reading the situation with big horse blinders.
wrong again, as I pointed out there is blame enough to go around. However, it is now obama in the drivers seat and he is idling by the curb rather than showing leadership.
Had obama come out and said, "the U.S. will not get involved in another mid east crisis," in the beginning, I would have at least given him credit for that. But, he did not, he ceded any and all leadership to an inept UN and a weak Europe. Now when things go south, which they will, we will be expected to pick up the pieces again.