April 1, 2011
Jaw-dropping Libya Policy Update: Obama Administration Prepares to take Both Sides in the Libyan Civil WarTopics: Libya, Political News and commentaries
As Jeff Emanuel suggests over at RedState, it's "voting present" - on steroids! (and believe it or not, it's not an April Fool's gag and it's not satire - it's real):
[...] Fresh off claiming victory not over Qaddafi, but over responsibility itself, with its touted handoff of the war kinetic military effort to itself-under-different-name, the Obama administration is now swinging the guns around on those on whose behalf we have, until now, been firing, and is threatening to start bombarding the rebels along with Qaddafi's military.Continue reading more about Obama's comedy routine he calls his Libya policy here ...
This is an amazing change of direction for an administration which spent the last several days not only defending its rush to war on behalf of a group about which it had little knowledge, but openly defending its right to arm the Libyan opposition, while reportedly debating whether or not it would exercise that supposed right - though, as Scott Johnson writes at Power Line, it may "be more accurate to say that Obama was holding the debate with himself: "I'm not ruling it out. But I'm also not ruling it in," Obama told NBC News in an interview Tuesday evening."
Johnson suggested that Obama may "be able to rule on [arming the Libyan opposition] once he figures out who the heck the "rebels" are." However, the needle appears to have swung right past the answer to that question on the Wheel-of-Kinetic-Military-Decision, and to have landed on the "go after the other side too!" panel.
In other words, we've apparently (finally) learned enough about this group of rebels/al Qaeda terrorists/rapists-and-indiscriminant-killers/who-knows-what-else that we've been fighting alongside (primarily from 15,000 feet and up, of course) that the Obama administration is now ready to fight them, as well - an action which would, amazingly and dumbfoundingly, make the U.S. a participant in both sides of an Arab civil war being fought in the desert of North Africa. Just amazing.
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Posted by Richard at April 1, 2011 2:25 PM
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