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March 24, 2011

War By Any Other Name And Your Metaphor Of The Day

Libya is not a war you silly wingnuts, it's simply "kinetic military action". Hope that clears things up for you.

In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?

In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes said. "Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end."

We've always been at war kinetic military action with Eastasia!

Oh, so our military is just dropping bombs, blowing things up and killing people in another country. Why on Earth would anyone think that's war? FYI- this non-war isn't meeting expectations yet. I wonder when the NY Times will declare it, whatever it is, a quagmire.

Meanwhile, it appears the ghost of Al Haig tried to stage a coup while Obama was gone and take over the Oval Office.

Sadly, somebody appears to have let him in.

Added: Ace has often talked about one of the main powers of the presidency...to not talk about something. It's the corollary to the "Bully Pulpit", if POTUS doesn't talk about something, it doesn't really exist and it's certainly not a crisis.

Well, Obama hasn't gone on TV to address the nation about Libya as every president I can remember has when sending troops into action. Yesterday I saw something on Twitter, I'll try and find the link (here it is), that said Obama has no public events scheduled for today or tomorrow. Now comes word there will be no on camera briefing by the White House spokesman either. They are simply hiding from the American people so they don't have to explain themselves. It's shameless and dangerous (if the military is going into action people need to support the mission. It's the job of the president to layout that mission and rally the public. Obama is derelict in doing his duty. Again.)


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