Sponsored Content
Saudis Increase Social Welfare Spending, Because Nothing Creates Stability In Society Like an Idle Dependent Underclass Which Lives and Eats At The Whim Of Its Masters | Main | Coordination: Feinstein To Introduce Bill to Repeal DOMA
February 23, 2011

President Silent on Libya Due To (Pause To Gulp Water) "Scheduling Issue"
Update: Due to Evacuating Potential American Hostages from Libya?

Check out taxpayer-paid liar Jay Carney take a big gulp of guilty water as he trots out his "scheduling issue" evasion.

All I can tell from Obama is that it's dangerous to be a friend to the US and safe to be an enemy. When a US ally (even an autocratic one) is in trouble, Obama's got the pom-poms out for revolution.

When a confirmed US terrorist enemy is in trouble, suddenly Obama has "scheduling issues" or even actively supports the regime.

Is it time to take a stance? Given that army units are defecting and Qaddafy is losing cities, and given this key claim:

Army units that defected from Khadafy claimed control over almost the entire eastern half of Libya's coast -- where most of the oil is.

...it would seem that Obama could afford to be as forward-leaning against Qaddaffy as he was against US ally Mubarak. Qaddaffy seems at least as imperiled as Mubarak -- if not more so. Mubarak's army didn't actively side against him until the endgame of the crisis.

What accounts for Obama's continued support of resolutely anti-western despots? It must be the idea that these are "authentic" third-world people's movements and ultimately anything contrary to the US interest is in the interest of the People of the World.

Good Reason? DrewM. points out that Americans are being evacuated from Libya:

Supposedly it's because Americans are being evacuated today and the worry is Kadaffey would grab them.

Not sure how much I believe that but let's see what happens this evening when they are clear.

Ah. Well, that would be a very good reason to delay a statement. I'm with Drew in taking a wait-and-see attitude then, I guess. I confess I hadn't considered that and now that I do my criticism is half-cocked.

I'll wait for the evacuation. (Although, seriously, this didn't already begin and end?)

Recent Comments
All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread): "How do you pronounce Uwe? -- OO-Vee ..."

Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021): "257 Maybe I missed it?....Haven't seen a single me ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: "How do you pronounce Uwe? Ewe or OOOOOOeeee? ..."

Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "TJM will now be known as Open Blogger. Forevermor ..."

Bertram Cabot, Jr.: " [i]The joke was on me: it was Logan Ramsey (inst ..."

BignJames: "Maybe I missed it?....Haven't seen a single mentio ..."

Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden: "FIRST!!!!! ..."

ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus [/b][/i][/s][/u]: "249 108 I watched "Million Dollar Baby", once. It ..."

Notorious BFD: "[i]Great post, TJM[/i] Seconded. ..."

All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread): "I expect you to follow along with Uwe Boll! Poste ..."

Buck Throckmorton: "Enjoyable post! Thanks. Eastwood has always been m ..."

All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread): "I like Peter Weir's earlier, weirder films: The La ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64