This from the NY Times... With APDP opinion.
On Thursday, Mr. Obama’s national security adviser,Thomas E. Donilon, deflected calls for more aggressive action in Libya, telling reporters what American officials have been saying privately for days: despite pleas from Libyan rebels for military assistance, the United States will not, at least for now, put its pilots in harm’s way by enforcing a no-flight zone over the country.
Obama's lack of leadership, as the leader of a nation that championed freedom for all throughout the world will not, at this time, help protect citizens who have called upon our nation for help from the terror coming from the skies above Libya. Our Airforce is far superior to Libya's and would have little effort to enforce a no-fly zone
Not only is intervention risky, officials said, but they also fear that in some cases, it could be counterproductive, provoking a backlash against the United States for meddling in what is a homegrown political movement.
Homegrown? Or regional movement for freedom from dictators? Yesterday, the League of Arab States has called out for an enforcement of a no fly zone, which should tell you that even the Arabs won't tolerate the Qaddafi regime as the leader of the neighboring state in the region.
A senior administration official acknowledged the irony of Mr. Obama’s dilemma; he is, after all, the first black president, whose election was hailed on the Arab street, where many protesters identify their own struggles with the civil rights movement.
He is, after all, the first black president? There we go, that is a big deal to the liberal MSM of Obama's race. In the Arab world, it's not civil rights, but human rights they struggle for... But thats the American MSM for ya.
But Obama's more cautious approach contrasts sharply with his response in North Africa, where he abandoned a 30-year alliance with Hosni Mubarak of Egypt and has demanded the resignation of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in Libya. But Mr. Obama is balancing his idealistic instincts against his reluctance to use military action in Libya, where the United States does not have a vital strategic interest.
In other words, he doesn't want to appear to champion a freedom movement nor a liberty campaign like his predecessor. 'Where the United States does not have a vital strategic interest.' It's two fold, a stable region for many of our allies, and that also produces vital resources to the rest of the world.... NO, there is no vital strategic interest... by this President....
How Mr. Obama manages to do that while also balancing American interests is a question that officials acknowledge will plague this historic president for months to come. Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”
Yes, no one would scrutinize Hu Jintao, because if you would, you would at best, be jailed for expressing your opposing opinion.
So is Obama saying he would be happier to be the President of a communist state because the criticism wouldn't be there, or what? Or is it just to hard to be the leader of a free nation, a nation that desperate people turn to for help.
Unfortunately for him and us, Barack Obama is president of the United States. That job brings with it certain special responsibilities. It’s a tough job. Maybe tougher than being president of China. But Barack Obama ran for president of the United States. Maybe he should start behaving as one.
This is obvious Mark but I appreciate you bringing it ti the forefront.
Much to the democrats dismay, Obama does like war but by a hand's-off approach as in 'drones' in Pakistan and slightly less Afghanistan.
A direct assault by the U.S. would be on his hand's and in this case as would be most for the next century be against muslims,,well he cannot partake in that.
As you and I and others know he will not attack a fellow dictator, this is more than evident but least reported.
I think, Christopher, that the most disturbing aspect of this story is his comment of 'it be easier to be President of China'. But as you stated, this is obvious, based (IMO) on his history as President with all his vacations and stating 'I'll leave it up to congress to get healthcare reform passed' that he is just not up for the job.
I can see that it would be hard to put boots on the ground in Libya, but there is one way to skin a cat without getting fully engaged. But he is dithering, again.
Yeah, it isn't like Bush never said anything like that. Wait he did. Three times.
Once as Texas Governor, again as President elect and then again some 7 months later while President. He used Dictator instead of Chinese President, but same difference right?
And now we are on vacations. GD you two are seriously on drugs. Crack kills brothers. Bush anyone. Vacation prior to 9/11, vacation during Katrina. Forget that.
Mark, my Constitution is a little hazy, but i don't remember the Office of the President being in the Legislative branch. Could you expound on how he should pass legislation? See that word keeps coming up. Legislative, Legislation...etc. Here i thought he was in the Executive branch. Aw, fuck the Constitution and its archaic checks and balances. He should pass legislation like you said.
1st. Joe, the heading of this post is "Obama and the Presidency". Bush is not the President.
2nd. No matter how much you believe, Bush NEVER ran this country as a dictatorship. Matter of fact he brought down a dictator.
3rd. Obama is a Social Justice Democrat, AKA socialist, and communism derives itself from socialism. And he is running the country down the path of socialism. 61% (last poll on that) of Americans agree that thats a fair assessment of Obama.
He would rather be President of a communist country, so he doesn't have to deal with being the leader of the free world and act like the President of the United States and bring down a dictator like Qaddifi as Bush did with Hussein.
Obama has no clue what to do, and the window of opportunity to pay back Qaddafi for Lockerbie is rapidly closing.
Legislative? I didn't say anything about legislative.
OBAMA FULFILLING THE BIBLE
Can you guess which Bible verses Barack Hussein Obama likes to avoid?
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For some stunning info on Pres. Obama and his fellow subversives, Google "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "David Letterman's Hate Etc.," "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham" and also "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman." Also Google "Prof. F. N. Lee's ISLAM IN THE BIBLE [PDF]."
PS - Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note "taken away"), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon "take away" or at least overthrow all US leaders who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?
PPS - For a rare look at the 181-year-old endtime belief which has long neutralized millions of American patriots by promising them an "imminent rapture" off earth - which has diverted them away from being prepared to stand against all enemies, domestic as well as foreign - Google "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Edward Irving is Unnerving," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts" - all by the author of the bestselling nonfiction book "The Rapture Plot" (the most accurate documentation on the pretrib rapture's long hidden birth in Britain in 1830 - see Armageddon Books). Also Google "Stamping Out Harold Camping."
[above bit found on the internet. Bailey]
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