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Obama: Libya Action has Saved Thousands

by Keith Koffler on March 26, 2011, 10:56 pm

Obama’s weekly video previews his defense Monday night of the war with Libya.

In places like Benghazi, a city of some 700,000 that Qaddafi threatened to show “no mercy,” his forces have been pushed back.  So make no mistake, because we acted quickly, a humanitarian catastrophe has been avoided and the lives of countless civilians—innocent men, women and children—have been saved.

This is true. But he’ll have to offer some reasons why this is in the U.S. national security interest if he wants to keep the public with him for an operation that will involve the United States more intensely and for a longer period of time than he thinks.


Granny Jan March 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

To keep Obama from playing golf, basketball or going to a baskeball game Saturday they put him in a closet and kept guard. They let him out once to this watch this speech. It worked.

Keith Koffler March 28, 2011 at 11:53 am

If he played golf this weekend, I think even the Washington Post would have written it up.

srdem65 March 27, 2011 at 11:04 am

Just like the start of the NFZ, the Prez’s address on Monday will be too little, too late. The Prez’s former BFF’s, Russia and Brazil, have joined the world chorus that is protesting our involvement in Libya. There’s no consensus of approval for this action outside of NATO’s chambers.

The public has already decided that the whole administration doesn’t know what they’re doing, who’s in charge and where they’re headed.
We don’t care about the Libyans, the Syrians or any other Muslim country’s internal problems. They don’t like us and we say ‘right back atcha’.

Star March 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

I thought he said “countless,” meaning we don’t know…

Star March 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

On MTP, I heard–have not seen it yet–Hillary cut off Gates when he said Libya was not a vital national interest–and defended not letting the border with Tunisia be compromised or some nonsense…Gates never spoke again in the segment–I heard anyway. The wheels may be coming off…someone get these people a Slurpee.

Susan March 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm
MichelleIndependent March 27, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Granny Jan March 27, 2011 at 6:03 pm
MaryOhSoContrary March 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Using Dear Leader’s logic (saving the humanity in Libya) when will bombing commence in:



London, England?

Topeka, Kansas (hey…the Jayhawks ruined that was left of Barracketology).

Why the proclamation that we will NOT ‘go after and take out’ Khadaffy? (I know, probably because Moammar is sweet on Buh-Rock).

None of this makes sense. None of it. And to add the insult to the injuries the US has received at the hands of radical Islam, we are now effectively supporting and arming both the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaidda.

W. T. F? (And no, not winning the future).

MichelleIndependent March 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

David Limbaugh’s take on what Obama’s up to:

“Obama’s Libya: Completing His Remake of America”

Keith Koffler March 28, 2011 at 11:46 am

Thx for this piece.

Andy from Beaverton March 28, 2011 at 1:22 am

What about the million of jobs created and saved in Libya?

Star March 28, 2011 at 11:42 am


Granny Jan March 28, 2011 at 3:21 am

Somebody tell Obama that the Libyan rebels are racist against black Africans. Where’s Eric Holder? The Libyans are treating the men this way because they hate Africans while Khaddifi, unlike most Arabs, treated them well. Graphic videos:

Keith Koffler March 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

That’s quite a video, Janice. Gosh, this doesn’t make you think these people aren’t ready for democracy, does it?

qestout March 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

Someone’s crying in his Honey Ale–VCU beat Kansas!!!

Keith Koffler March 28, 2011 at 11:39 am

He still did better on the brackets than planning the LIbya operation.