I try to give the White House advice from time to time – just to be helpful, you know? And since this is a matter of real urgency for President Obama – his impeachment – I thought I would provide an assist.
Let me start at the top, Mr. President: If you do not kill Muammar Qaddafi, you will be impeached. Or you should be.
You have started a war against him. If he survives, he will exact retribution against the United States. We know this because he did it before, blowing up a Pan Am commercial jet over Lockerbee a couple of years after he was bombed in a much more limited fashion by Ronald Reagan.
I know, I know, I know, I know it is hard for you, given your background as a proponent of peace, justice, and the Chicago way, to conceive of your community organizer self as someone who started a war. You writhe desperately to get out from under the notion, sending your aides out to call this a “kinetic military action” and repeatedly proclaiming that we’re pulling back just as fast as we can.
But it is a war.
The problem – actually one of many problems – with the way you are waging it is that you are bowing to some international U.N. resolution instead of rules of engagement laid down here in the United States. You are operating by the world’s rules, not according to strategies and needs crafted here in the United States.
The resolution states that we are in this only to protect the people of Libya from Qaddafi. It doesn’t matter. You need to now either ignore this or interpret killing Qaddafi as an act that protects the Libyan people.
And you think we are merely part of a broad coalition. But the world knows, if you don’t, who runs the world: the United States. This will be viewed by Qaddafi and others as a U.S.-led operation. And Qaddafi will know the correct address if he wants to strike back.
Once you have engaged an enemy in a war – yes, a war – and failed to kill him because international rules say you must not, you leave the United States open to his pitiless revenge.
If innocent Americans die because you have attacked an enemy and not only failed – but not really even tried – to kill him, YOU WILL BE IMPEACHED.
Getting him into exile, from where he can still operate his speed dial of terrorist friends – or even return to power – is not enough.
Your duty is to protect American people, not Libyan people.
You must kill Qaddafi. Or you will be impeached.
It’s okay, don’t thank me.