Over the past several days we have seen events move swiftly in Libya. We are now sending missiles on key Gaddafi bases and holding his forces back away from the Libyan rebels.
President Obama is calling this a ‘Humanitarian Mission’ saying that we will not send in ground troops and we are not after Gaddafi. If I remember right, we started other wars in the Middle East with air strikes, and that was called a war. Not a humanitarian mission. If this was a humanitarian missionthan we would be sending in aides and supplies to help the people of Libya since they have been deprived of some of the basic things such as water. But that’s not what I have been hearing. We are fighting Gaddafi’s jets, making sure that they don’t make it to the rebel forces.
I truly wish that Obama would have been more on top of this. We were the closest to Libya, with ships sitting in the Mediterranean Sea. But because of our initial lack of involvement, the French jets got to Libya before ours did. Now we are the ones in charge of the operation, with Obama saying repeatedly that we will not send in ground troops, and that we will be handing over leadership of this mission to someone else soon.
President Obama needs to make it clear that we are involved in a war. What is going on in Libya can no longer be labeled as protests or a simple movement. They have escalated to an all out war in north eastern African nation.
By him continuing to deny that this a war is going to hurt him badly in the long run. He has affectively bi-passed Congress, who is in charge of approving or denying an act of war. Washington is confused, and trying to get the truth out of Obama.
Maybe later today when Obama briefs his Security Council, things will be cleared up. We can only hope.