Obama Experiment Failing

    At first blush I was jumping on the conservative’s band wagon saying, “Where the hell is Obama on Libya and the crisis in Japan?” Then it dawned on me that so long as Obama is keeping quiet, America is far better off. Other people were upset that Obama appeared on ESPN to make his predictions in the NCAA basketball tournament, rather than focusing his attention | Read More »

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    Libya Update

    So, who are the rebels? This is the same as asking if we win, then who wins in Libya? This is a really big unknown. Surfing through all of the news reports on the Libyan Civil War, the story that we would expect to see is the very one we do not. The one definite thing we know is that when the British sent in | Read More »

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    The Libyan Kerfuffle

    Undoubtedly, the Obama apologenstia will come up with some lame excuses fo explain how the Dawdler in Chief suddenly became bellicose. I’m also looking forward to some of the explanations they will have for us as to why Obama is using military force to ?stop? Gaddhafi, or whatever it is we are doing.  I’m sure right now the Journolisters and Democratic spokesmodels are busily trying to think up reasons | Read More »

    What is America’s *Goal* in Libya?

    Update by Jeff 3/20/11 22:15: According to Jake Tapper, it now appears that SecDef Gates is warning against setting any goals for this action whatsoever. How’s that for clarity and sound military strategy? Update by Jeff 3/20/11 18:10: The muddling continues, as it’s being reported that SecDef Gates, who initially opposed any action in Libya, is now opposing any action that would specifically target Qaddafi. | Read More »

    Darned *straight*, Glenn.

    People like Andrew Sullivan were dumb rubes to actually believe that any functional candidate for President would actually believe in the progressive anti-war strategy (let alone implement it, once they were in office), and you told them so.  Heck, I told them so – admittedly, when I wrote that it was before the financial meltdown turned what had been a moderately tough election campaign cycle | Read More »

    Darned *straight*, Glenn.

    People like Andrew Sullivan were dumb rubes to actually believe that any functional candidate for President would actually believe in the progressive anti-war strategy (let alone implement it, once they were in office), and you told them so.  Heck, I told them so – admittedly, when I wrote that it was before the financial meltdown turned what had been a moderately tough election campaign cycle | Read More »

    You have not converted a man because you have silenced him

    You have not converted a man because you have silenced him

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    Qaddafi reminded who the weak horse is after all?

    So.  Now that the UN has authorized a no-fly zone in Libya – which is another way of saying that we have decided to create a no-fly (and no-drive) zone in Libya, using the UN for cover – it’s being reported that the Qaddafi regime has immediately declared a cease-fire.  As Glenn Reynolds put it: “Blink.” If true: well, we should have done this a | Read More »

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    Qaddafi reminded who the weak horse is after all?

    So.  Now that the UN has authorized a no-fly zone in Libya – which is another way of saying that we have decided to create a no-fly (and no-drive) zone in Libya, using the UN for cover – it’s being reported that the Qaddafi regime has immediately declared a cease-fire.  As Glenn Reynolds put it: “Blink.” If true: well, we should have done this a | Read More »

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    Libya Background Briefing

    View Larger Map As we watch the civil war in Libya, here’s a few facts to refer to. Population 5 million Fertility rate: 2.8 Monetary Unit: Libyan dinar (LD) GDP: 106,000 million LD or $87,000 million US$. US GDP: $14,000 billion International reserves: $92,507 million US Exchange rate (LD to US$) 1.2 Libya fact: Armed forces: army 50,000 + 8,000 navy + 18,000 air force | Read More »

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    Obama – Another Test of Leadership

    As I had stated in an earlier post, Obama faced a test of his leadership when dealing with Iran and North Korea. Despite all of his bluster, both of those countries have continued down the same path toward nuclear capabilities despite Obama’s inexperienced and amateurish tactics. One would always hope that the leader of your country would learn from past mistakes. The question becomes: Has | Read More »

    Obama Administration: Shock And Awe In Libya

    (Via Stop The ACLU) Repeat after me: Ooooh! Awwww! The US is pushing the UN to authorise not just a no-fly zone over Libya, but also the use of air strikes to stop the advance of forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi.

    Answers From A Non-Interventionist

    About the same time as I posted a diary against the idea of US military intervention in Libya, George Will wrote a column challenging those in favor of said intervention to answer a series of questions about what they were truly trying to achieve. Now David Frum has posed a series of questions to those of us who are against the intervention. I’ve decided to | Read More »

    Answers From A Non-Interventionist

    About the same time as I posted a diary against the idea of US military intervention in Libya, George Will wrote a column challenging those in favor of said intervention to answer a series of questions about what they were truly trying to achieve. Now David Frum has posed a series of questions to those of us who are against the intervention. I’ve decided to | Read More »

    Barack Herbert Walker Obama?

    Michael Totten reminds us that if Qaddafi wins in Libya after all, it’s not without precedent.  Specifically, the precedent of Saddam Hussein, post-Gulf War I.  Back then we were all “wouldn’t it be great if the dictator fell?”, too- and back then we pretty much sat around and did nothing printable while the dictator went around smashing the opposition back down into the ground*.  Which | Read More »