President Obama arrives to make a statement authorizing limited military action against Libya, March 19

UK Independent: The Paris summit yesterday of the 10-nation coalition of the willing, including the Arab League, backed by a United Nations resolution authorising the use of force to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, marks a triumph of diplomacy.

Inevitably, it is marred by the besetting fault of such negotiations: it has taken too long for the world community to come to this point …. but that is the price of unity. Far better to have the Arab League call for a no-fly zone and the UN respond than to have the rich Western nations of Nato decide what is good for north Africa.

…Barack Obama made it clear last week that US troops would not be deployed in Libya and the UN resolution specifically excludes “a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory”. President Obama, incidentally, has been criticised in recent weeks for his apparent uncertainty and lack of assertion. We do not join in that criticism. It is wise that the United States should allow European and Arab states to take the lead in the Mediterranean theatre, while supporting the rule of law under the aegis of the UN.

…The no-fly zone may seem inadequate to the task of protecting the Libyan people, but, however difficult it may be to accept, it may be that the best we can hope for is that the international community blunts the worst excesses of Gaddafi’s brutality.

Full article here

11 Responses to “‘wise’”

  1. 1 Theo67
    March 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    A wise man, indeed. The world is truly lucky to have him at this time.

    • 2 Theo67
      March 19, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      It’s also interesting that in the full article, the only leader mentioned and commented on is President Obama. I thought some in the MSM stated that he wasn’t leading, and that he had been usurped by the UK and France? Even the UK media knows the truth about who is leading and coordinating the hard stuff in this fight.

      • 3 majii
        March 19, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        I stopped allowing myself to get upset by the MSM, because it was taking a toll on my mental health. The MSM knows that PBO is an able leader. The problem that they have with him is the same one that the PL and republicans have. He doesn’t come to them for advice about anything, and he puts the time in to knowing what he is talking about before he opens his mouth. People around the world clamor to see PBO wherever he goes because they know he is leading not only the U.S., but the world, to a better place. A world where nations talk to each other in spite of their differences and find common ground, a world where war is not always the first option on the table, and eventually, a world where people respect each other no matter where they live. I believe these things scare them to death, Theo, because they feel they’ll lose power somehow. They don’t believe in cooperation, respect of others, and reciprocity, but in bullying, intimidation, and waging war to solve every problem, and because of this, PBO represents a very real threat to them. When he spoke of transforming the U.S. they thought he didn’t mean it, and that he didn’t have a plan, but he is making believers of them, and they’re quaking in their boots.

        • 4 Theo67
          March 20, 2011 at 12:26 am

          Very insightful.

        • 5 V C prezOfan2
          March 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm

          Your summation is spot-on, Majii. The only tactics they have perfected are bullying ones and in the past that, plus the fact that they had the military and money behind them, has reinforced their sense of ‘power’. IMO they do not know how to lead while showing respect/awareness for your colleagues/opponents. They wouldn’t understand that power can be more ‘powerful'(effective)if you also have the respect of those with whom you are working. Simply put, they are bullies!

  2. 6 Asher in Boston
    March 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Theo, I compeletely gave up on the MSM. All they do is carry Palin’s water. I just keep on asking myself where these idiots were during the Bush 8 years. Not a peep whatsoever, but they have the audacity to slice and dice all Potus’ actions. Unbelievable.

  3. 7 Proud of Obama
    March 19, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    All I have to say is God continue to bless our phenomenal president and his family.

  4. 8 majii
    March 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    It is indeed a triumph of diplomacy because I can’t recall any other president in modern times being able to get the Arab League to align itself in a cooperative effort against another Arab nation. This is historic and will go down in the history books as a sign of a new era in American diplomacy. Now, we need to make sure that 2 things happen in the near future:

    #1 PBO is re-elected in 2012

    #2 That a good democrat wins the WH in 2016 and is re-elected in 2020

    As I see it, if we don’t do these two things in the very near future, and the republicans regain the WH and total control of Congress, all of PBO’s gains will be for naught, and we’ll enter a period known as “the years of the idiots.”

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