By John W. Lillpop
It took Barack Obama nearly a month to complete his action plan for Libya.
His Plan? Transfer the intensely hot potato to the United Nations, the Arab League, France, England, and others in a tight little group of “willing” nations, not including the United States.
Despite all the time it took Obama to decide which way to go, he still failed to enunciate a final objective, an exit strategy.
Namely, what is to become of Moammar Gadhafi? Will the Libyan devil be allowed to retain power by caving in to the demands of the UN?
Will the Obama War be a success if the “no-fly” zone is enforced, but nothing else changes in Libya?
What of the Constitutional requirement that only Congress can declare war?
Unfortunately, Obama punted on the larger questions. His more urgent priority seems to have been rushing to pack for his “urgent trip” to Rio de Janeiro.
Leftists loved to scream, “Bush lied, people died” in denouncing W.’s action against Saddam Hussein and his alleged weapons of mass destruction.
However, W. did secure congressional approval including more that of ~ 200 Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate.
Perhaps an appropriate slogan for Obama’s war in Libya should be, “Obama Dithered, People Withered” ?