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March 15, 2011

Rebels In Libya Prepare For Slaughter; Look To US For One Thing That Can Save Them-- Another Empty Statement from Obama That Qadaffy Must Go

A quite serious slaughter is going on, and it will get a lot worse as Qadaffy crushes the last city offering resistance. Obama will count on his media friends to not publicize too many forty-bodies-in-a-ditch photos, assuming Qadaffy lets any get out in the first place.

In that way they're all united: News blackout. It's best for the liberal cause.

You don't get too many lucky breaks in foreign policy. I thought this was one. A chance to drive out a terrorist who'd killed Americans with only a light touch.

But Obama wanted to have himself a good think, so, on the verge of slaughter, Team Hope and Change is finally ready to debate some language at the UN.

As events moved at high speed on the battlefield, the U.S. and other nations that have called for Col. Gadhafi's ouster continued to debate how to make that happen.

Mohammed Abdallah, a rebel commander outside Ajdabiya, said foreign inaction meant "the hands of the international community are covered in blood. Now Gadhafi will keep on bombing and killing us without fear of anyone stopping him.

Britain, with backing from the U.S., France and Lebanon, submitted a resolution to the United Nations Security Council that, if approved, would authorize the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya, as well set up protected humanitarian areas, and impose new sanctions on Libyan officials.

The Council was scheduled to resume discussion of the draft at 11 a.m. Wednesday said French ambassador Gerard Araud, but he said he was doubtful the measure could be voted on by Wednesday.

"We will have a debate, paragraph by paragraph, as in a traditional negotiation," he said.

Senior U.S. officials said the measures proposed in the U.N. resolution may no longer be enough to push the resurgent Col. Gadhafi from power.

The White House chafed, however, at suggestions that inaction by the U.S. and its allies have allowed Col. Gadhafi to regain the momentum. "We have taken dramatic action, together with our international partners, to put pressure on Moammar Gadhafi and his regime," said White House spokesman Jay Carney.

More at Hot Air, including the possibility that Obama's dramatic unveiling of his March Madness picks might have to be pre-empted to cover a mass slaughter.

As J-Pod puts it: Obama's been reading My Pet Goat for four weeks.

He's managed to get his golf on during this period, I note. Priorities.

Always remember, he's not feckless, unserious, indecisive, dithering, weak, incompetent, unqualified, disengaged, lazy, timid, cynical, posturing, glory-hounding, spotlight-stealing, useless, and focused on golf while crucial foreign policy events unfold in his absence.

No -- he's "above the fray" and practicing "a different style of leadership."

Speak Loud and Carry No Stick: Given that Obama is a strict noninterventionist, shouldn't he shut his clamhole about these matters altogether and announce his policy of observation-only so that no one else gets misled into thinking the US will aid them?

Isn't it the height of irresponsibility to make sweeping declarations that "Qadaffy must go" if what you really mean is "Qadaffy must go, or stay, as he pleases?"

Obama lied, people died.

BTW: I continue not understanding what we're paying Obama $400,000 per year for. From what I understand, he seems to like golf and being admired by people, and he doesn't like work and leadership. He doesn't want to actually do anything, and on the rare occasion he rouses himself to do some work to justify his salary, he fucks everything up.

I could do that. So could you. So could anyone.

What the hell is he being paid for?

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