The Wages of Short-Sighted War Are Rape
The murder and rape of Black African migrants in Benghazi (East Libya) reduces the value of anti-Qaddafi rebels’ claim to justice. – Baruti M. Kamau (The Barutiwa Daily Times) We should all responsibly cede that US President Barack Obama would not deliberately seek out and ally America with an army that used rape as a weapon for vengeance and psychological intimidation during non-conventional warfare. Yet, | Read More »
It’s a Kinetic Cluster SNAFU Is What It Is
Good morning friends. We are apparently not at war in Libya. No, it is no war. Despite shots being fired, Marines being sent, and tomahawks launched, it is not a war. It’s not even a battle. Nor is it a fight. According to the Barack Obama Administration, it is a ‘kinetic military action’, which best I can figure is some sort of cure for some | Read More »
Letter to President Obama Regarding Libya
March 23, 2011 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: I have read your letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate dated March 21, 2011 concerning your order that United States Armed Forces attack the nation of Libya. You cite the authority of United | Read More »
Libya: Obama’s War
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh to discus the war in Libya, a union plan to bring America to its knees, and the 2012 presidential campaign. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at | Read More »
Change You Can Believe In?
My Working Theory on Obama in Libya
“The best playbook for his re-election is that of Bill Clinton. But Clinton had a government shutdown and Kosovo. In the absence of either, Barack Obama must manufacture them.” According to Robert Gates, our goal is not to get rid of Ghaddafi. According to the others in the administration, our goal is not to help the rebels. According to Barack Obama, our goal is protect | Read More »
I don’t know *what* my opinion is on the Libya situation.
You want to know why? It’s because I don’t know what the heck it is that we’re doing in Libya right now. Are we toppling the government? Are we setting up an effective partition of the country? Are we acting? Reacting? Is there an actual plan, or are we just making this up as we go along? And not only do I not know: neither | Read More »
Libya is Not Our Fight
Liberals have a penchant for engaging in the wrong wars and fighting them the wrong way. They are always meek and submissive towards those who represent an existential threat to America, such as Iran, Russia, China, Syria, and Venezuela. When they finally choose to engage in military intervention, it is usually for a dubious cause or for the purpose of some humanitarian aid that lacks | Read More »
Okay. We’re Bombing Libya.
Now what? After playing Hamlet for a period of some weeks, a supremely disengaged President Obama has been nagged into action on Libya. Over the weekend, US and allied forces hit Libya with a barrage of cruise missiles which was followed up by airstrikes directed not only at infrastructure supporting the Libyan air force but also against the Libyan army What has been more notable | Read More »
Where’s the antiwar movement?
Below I’m going to answer some questions asked by the Brittanica Blog (via Instapundit), in the order that they were given at the end of a blog post. To give the background, the author of said blog post has noticed something that the rest of you knew already: based on recent events, the Democratic party never really gave a tinker’s dam about the Iraq War | Read More »
Harvard Goes to War in Libya
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss the war in Libya, and the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope you | 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 »
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 »
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 »