Thursday, March 24, 2011
It's not a war, it's a kinetic military action
Since Obama himself is on record against the executive unilaterally invading a foreign country, the administration is trying mightily to avoid calling this our third participatory war in the mid-east region.....
From Hotair -- deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. “I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone,” Rhodes said. “Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end.”
Just how stupid does the administration think we are? Obviously pretty stupid since just over half of us voted for this boob. Do they think that by changing what they call it, Americans will suddenly forget that we are now engaged in our third open-ended, expensive military mis-adventure in an Arab country? It's every bit as stupid as Janet Napolitano calling terrorism "man-caused disasters" and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan "overseas contingency operations".
If Americans are stupid enough to fall for that lame of a ruse, then we deserve to be led by the nose over the cliff. Only liberal media types are that gullible.
What everybody knew was going to happen, finally happened. We tried to hand over control of the Libyan war to France, but they don't want control and NATO doesn't want anybody running the war but the US. Now what? We are stuck in a military action against a country with whom we are not at war, nor do we intend to declare war on Libya. Will Obama ask for congress' blessing for this misadventure? It's doubtful at this point.
So what is it that we are doing? What is it called? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?