Libya

520.) Over the weekend President Obama approved missel strikes in Libya.  This raised  a few questions in my mind.
          a.) President Obama and the rest of the left have constantly bashed President Bush for not paying for two wars. How does President Obama plan to pay for these missle strikes? Is he going to raise our taxes, to pay for it? Is he going to just print more money? Maybe he should issue an appology to former President Bush.
          b.) In 2002 then Senator Obama said “You want a fight, President Bush? Let’s fight to wean ourselves off Middle East oil, through an energy policy that doesn’t simply serve the interests of Exxon and Mobil.” 
          c.) In 2002 then Senator Obama said, “But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.” Saddam posed no threat to the United States, and this was cited as a reason not to go to war in Iraq. Dispite the acknowledge atrocities of Saddam’s regiem, we did not need to go to war in Iraq. So why then are we launching military strikes in Libya? Does Qadaffi pose a threat to us? Right now could Qadaffi strike and cripple America? If the answer is no then we should not be using military force. 
         d.) Along the same line as C, while a senator in the United States Senate, President Obama was asked under what circumstances if any would the President have the constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use of force authorization from congress. Then Senator Obama answered “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” I ask you, does Libya actually pose an actual imminent threat to the United States? If Sadam Hussin didn’t can we honestly say that Qaddafi does? 
I have been waiting for President Obama to take action on the Libya situation, however I am shocked just absolutly shocked at how he took action.  He went against his own words that he spoke while campaigning against George W. Bush… sorry John McCain.  He is acting on the UN resolution, but the UN does not suprass our consitution. He said that to bomb Iran the President would have to get congressional approval so what is different between Iran and Libya. Could it possibly be because Barack Obama is now President not George Bush?

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2 comments
  1. But it’s different because he’s him.  He also has yet to give the American people a reason for his actions.  He’s supposed to tonight, but I’m willing to bet he’ll say a whole lot, but not answer any of our questions.

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