Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Obama Wagging the Dog?

"Gadhafi must go." But now removal of Gadhafi is NOT official U.S. policy. We're going to use our air force but not engage at ground level. But now we have the CIA and special ops forces engaging at ground level. Sounds a lot like Vietnam. Or is it Obama's "wag the dog" move?

In Vietnam, it was just going to be American advisers helping to train the South Vietnamese.

Apparently the rationale is to liberate -- or at least protect -- "the people" of Libya from Gadhafi. At least the Presidents Bush had rationales based on foreign policy interests and backed by United Nations resolutions and broad-based coalitions.

Is this the equivalent of President Clinton bombing alleged terrorist targets in Afghanistan and Sudan in the midst of the Monica Lewinsky scandal? Or targeting Slobodan Milosevic and bombing Serbia? Pick a villain. Give him a righteous beating. Look presidential and distract attention from negative issues.

It's more plausible than what the president is peddling.

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