Let’s Help Obama Get Out Of Libya

Get out of Libya.  That is what Secretary of Defense Gates  meant when he addressed the Congressional committee.  Let’s face it, Obama made a mistake and he should be big enough and bold enough to realize it, confess it but above all, he needs to get out of Libya.  We can all help in this.  Our President is very inexperienced and naive about most things and especially about international affairs.  In the case of Libya he made a very big mistake and when the election comes he will be judged, but in the meantime, he is the President and has committed our forces to pursue the wrong policy and engage in the wrong war.  Libya is minimally a rebellion of dissent former army officers and maximally a civil war.  In both cases, the USA has nothing to do with it.  This is even more true when we consider our lack of involvement in the  Ivory Coast where there are thousands of genocidal deaths.  In Libya almost none and definitely none genocidal.  So, what to do?  We need to cut the President some slack, and for now let him off the hook he so foolishly got all Americans onto when he arrogantly pronounced that Gaddafi must go. The President must totally disengage from Libya immediately.  This course of action is in our national self interest.  Additionally, we can encourage Obama to take diplomatic initiatives to impress upon Gaddafi our help if he takes immediate actions to democratize his government.  President Obama’s ideological doggedness should not involve our nation in pursuit of the wrong cause for the wrong reasons no matter how nice a guy we think our smiling President to be.  Rather, in the use of lethal force, we need to encourage our President to stop immediately his ill advised foray into an adventure which is really a third war.

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Retired army chaplain, Rotarian, moderately right of center on most issues, big on self reflection and self analysis.

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