President Barack Obama refuses to face not face a simple truth: U.S. Armed Forces are still engaged in hostilities in Libya. Unless one’s wonky logic allows “bombing raids” to be defined as non-hostile.
As reported, it sure as hell looks as though Obama is an at war President, whether he knows it or not:
“U.S. forces are still flying hundreds of bombing raids over Libya even though the Obama administration claims that American armed forces are only playing a limited role in the conflict.
Since NATO’s Operation Unified Protector took over from the American-led Operation Odyssey Dawn on 31 March, the U.S. has flown hundreds of strike missions, according to United States Africa Command (AFRICOM).
The White House originally claimed that U.S. planes were mostly providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and played down the number of bombing raids.
However AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple said: ‘U.S. aircraft continue to fly support missions, as well as strike sorties under NATO.”
Obama continues to slither about using his favorite political weapon—LIYING—with statements like the one here:
“We have engaged in a limited operation to help a lot of people against one of the worst tyrants in the world, somebody who nobody should want to defend. And we should be sending out a unified message to this guy that he should step down and give his people a fair chance to live their lives,” Obama added.”
Translated into transparent English, Obama is really saying: To hell with the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. After all, the smartest man on the planet wants to send a message!
While Obama continues to defy the constitution and Congress, the mainstream media is in summer vacation mode.
Where is the outrage from the Washington Post, LA Times and other leftist leaning posts?
More significantly, why are the streets not jammed with hundreds of thousands of anti-war protestors demanding an end to Obama’s war?
How ironic that on Independence Day the President is acting like a dictator and tyrant akin to King George when it comes to war, health care, and taxes.
Is a 2nd American revolution called for?
John W. Lillpop is a Capitol Hill Coffee House staff writer.