Posts Tagged ‘thoughtful

28
Apr
11

a penny for your thoughts

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House before announcing personnel changes in the East Room, April 28. Standing with the President, from left, are: Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and General David Petraeus. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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.




@POTUS

@BarackObama

@WhiteHouse

@FLOTUS

@MichelleObama

@PeteSouza

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.

@TheObamaDiary

@NerdyWonka

RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Ian downgraded to tropical storm as it continues to batter Florida
  • Georgia and Carolinas bracing for Ian's impact
  • 'Joy and darkness' in 'Bad Sisters'
  • Ian was 'unpredictable and fierce,' says Lee Country sheriff
  • Punta Gorda resident provided comfort to husband with cancer as Ian raged

Categories

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 43,287,606 hits
September 2022
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930