18
Mar
11

a thinking president. now, that’s change you can believe in.

ABC: Whatever military action takes place against the forces of Col. Moammar Gadhafi will be in keeping with President Obama’s desire that this conflict be seen as a showdown between the Libyan regime and the international community, senior administration officials tell ABC News. This includes not just NATO forces, but conspicuous Arab involvement.

President Obama expects that Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will participate, as leaders from those countries have committed to do, officials say. Other Arab countries are considering participation. The Arab League over the weekend endorsed the idea of a no-fly zone, but getting leaders from those countries to go from talk to action is no small task.

…President Obama has tried hard not to feed into Gadhafi’s megalomaniacal worldview by making this confrontation him versus Obama, or the US versus Gadhafi, officials say. With US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president is also sensitive to not have any pending military action be seen as the U.S. invading a third Muslim country.


12 Responses to “a thinking president. now, that’s change you can believe in.”


  1. 1 Kelly
    March 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Our methodical president has handled this situation superbly.

  2. 2 Asher in Boston
    March 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Thats our lanky, languid and cool Potus who ponders all angles before he acts. No like shrub and that war monger McCain. Jesus Christ, can you imagine if it was McCain in the Whitehouse? Dont even wanna think about it. Again, thank you America for choosing the right person for Potus.

  3. March 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Thinking. Its What Real Men Do.

  4. 4 majii
    March 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Now, this is what I’m talking about!!

    “…President Obama has tried hard not to feed into Gadhafi’s megalomaniacal worldview by making this confrontation him versus Obama, or the US versus Gadhafi, officials say. With US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the president is also sensitive to not have any pending military action be seen as the U.S. invading a third Muslim country.”

    Go, PBO! He certainly has learned to avoid the cowboy diplomacy mistakes of GWB, and it’s time for the rw, Pl, frustrati, and firebaggers to let the adult do what the adult does best—make decisions that don’t increase world nations’ animus toward the U.S. Cooperation is the way to go. I’m very happy that some major Arab nations are cooperating in the effort to stop Gadhafi’s crimes against his own citizens.

    • 5 Dorothy Rissman
      March 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Majii, It is great to have someone from msm understand what PBO is trying to accomplish. I loved the fact that he would not move first. He made the Europeans take charge of the moves forward. In my life time, I have never seen that happen in this country. The USA always plays the sheriff role. Of course, “our channel”, msnbc, went after PBO.
      Will it never end?

  5. 6 Fred
    March 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    the President meant business in the press conference just a minute ago.I think Gadhafi is mistaken if he thinks Mr Obama is playing with him 😮

  6. 7 Sonjia Duncan
    March 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Not only did this President travel the world as a child, but he majored in foreign affairs as undergrad in college. This president knows how to listen and who to listen to, for the right approach to many of the crisis that fall on his desk. I admire him for his problem solving abilities and how to project the many reactions to any action that might be used. We are so blessed to have Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America at this time.

  7. 8 Shirley
    March 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    We have a POTUS that have WISDOM, but Compassion, and yet have other NATO nations to participate and share some of the cost. I especially like not having Ground Troops. I also like that some Arab Nations are sharing responsibilities. This Is careful Thinking, and wise thinking. I don’t care what the pundits say, POTUS Is playing “CHESS”, while they are playing “Checkers”. I tell you, we got us a REAL President. I’m so extremely proud of you President Obama, and you can take that to the bank 🙂

    • 9 Dorothy Rissman
      March 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

      Shirley, I hope, like you, that it will not come to that. It would be a big mistake.

  8. 10 anniebella
    March 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Agree with you Shirley.

  9. 11 HZ
    March 18, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    That is a serious face and a listening POTUS. Weighing all of the options for the best. I think that we are really blessed to have this President at this time in our life. Wisdom.

  10. 12 Janine
    March 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I agree that we are blessed to have him as our President right now. I can not imagine what things would look like if McCain were sitting in the chair. We have the right man in the job. His calm demeanor and willingness to look at the full scope of his decisions is refreshing.


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