When did Qaddafi become a “legitimate leader”? He took control of Libya in a bloodless coup in 1969. He was never elected or chosen by his people, therefore he is not legitimate. And by whose definition is he “legitimate”? The answer to that would be other dictators like Chavez and Castro. Certainly he is not legitimate to the civilized, Western world and he never was. And how can the president of the United States stand there and infer Qaddafi’s legitimacy when it’s a well known secret that he ordered the downing of PanAm 103 over Scotland, killing 270 people in the plane and on the ground. That total included 179 Americans.
I’m sure Qaddafi was shaking in his sandals when Obama told him “he should leave now.” Especially when Obama sends a ferry – a FERRY – that was too small and couldn’t leave port for 2 days, to evacuate our citizens. At the same time, France and Great Britain were sending in military planes to evacuate their people, we are sitting in a harbor in Libya waiting for our ferry to be sea worthy.
When Obama speaks, who’s afraid? Who’s even listening? Certainly not our enemies. No one cares and no one listens. Obama is seen worldwide as weak and naive. No one fears what America might do because America, under Obama, knows only how to bow, shake hands and flash a white, toothy smile.
The comparison to Jimmy Carter is hard to overlook. Is it a surprise that Iran released the hostages as soon as Ronald Reagan was inaugurated and Jimmy Carter was on his way back to his peanut farm?
March 7th, 2011 at 7:47 AM
I love it “shaking in his sandals.” Well conceived and written my friend. It so beautifully expresses what we all have been walking around dazed thinking. He is making things worse not better. He needs to sit down and shut up.
I too am more afraid than at any time in my long life. We cannot intervene in the turmoil of every Middle Eastern country. Can you imagine getting bogged down in Libya when Saudi Arabia is on fire with our troops nearby and of course an in country base?
March 6th, 2011 at 6:47 PM
Man-o-man! Hearing Obama speak grates my skin. I’m 61 and I’ve never seen a more arrogant, blabbering fool in my life. So right you are Roxy. “Embarrassment” is the nicest thing I have to say about him as well.
March 6th, 2011 at 8:14 PM
I don’t know what I’ll do if he gets re-elected, Steve. I’ve never been so afraid for our country as I’ve been the last 2+ years. And I’ve never been so involved in what’s going on as I’ve been since ’08. I always thought I could just go on about my life and the government would stay out of my life, at least most of the time. Now it seems like it’s in my face, my life, my mind 24/7 with no end in sight.
March 7th, 2011 at 6:39 PM
Amen sister …
March 6th, 2011 at 11:55 AM
The only thing Obama cares about is getting re-elected.
His determination to take our Country to Her knees should be more than obvious by now to any patriot that is paying attention.
This boy-king needs to be taken down hard in the next election.
March 6th, 2011 at 6:26 AM
Good Point Roxannadanna, watching Obama talking tough is comical to say the least. First off, he is way late on the issue and secondly he is clueless as to what he is even talking about. Obama is a disgrace to the Office of the President and the United States of America.
March 6th, 2011 at 10:52 AM
He is. He’s an embarrassment to the nation and the office. And that’s the nicest thing I can say about him.
March 7th, 2011 at 10:05 AM
We’ve all lived through this scenario before.
Nobody listened when Carter spoke either.
Great Post Roxy !