The Commander in Chief has again changed the way the world sees America. About a month after the Libyan people begged the United States to intervene to stop Gaddafi’s mass civilian slaughter, Obama was finally shamed into taking action by FRANCE.
But, of course, not until he got permission from the U.N.
As is his way, the CIC sent troops into harm’s way without a clearly defined mission.
As near as anyone can guess, the mission was something along the lines of “protecting the Libyan people.” Taking out Gaddafi’s air defense systems took our magnficient military about fifteen minutes. Led by FRANCE.
Great. Now what?
Obama made quite the point of reassuring Crazy Mo that we absolutely, postively will NOT send ground troops into Libya. Memo to Mo: just hunker down for a bit and this whole messy business will be over in a few days.
If our mission actually is to protect the Libyan people, how exactly is that supposed to happen if their Tormentor in Chief is left intact and in power?
Well, muddy mission or not, at least our guy can boast about having an International Coalition (including FRANCE). We even got the Arab League on board!
They changed their minds on the bombing thing. Apparently, taking out Gaddafi’s defenses for the purpose of establishing a no fly zone was not what the league had in mind when they approved imposing a no-fly zone. They were thinking the U.S. would swoop in with a can of Raid.
Thus, Obama succeeded in doing something or other in Libya. And all while partying it up in Rio.