|Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi|
While the left and the right throw darts at each other, our troops (Navy and Air Force for now) are at risk, not worried about the politics of the situation, but concentrating on taking care of each other - a task they do very well. We must not forget to keep them in our prayers, hoping that the day of their return is soon.
The awful tentacles of war are beginning to grasp America's legs, threatening to drag us into the depths of a desert war without any idea of how it will end. Go ahead, President Barry, turn it over to NATO, but when it goes south and the countries in the coalition begin to falter, whine, and withdraw, who do you think will have to come back to fix the mess?
That's right, good old America will be the hero who is expected to save the day, the nation everyone turns to when they don't have the guts to fix a problem. Unfortunately, America's current leadership may not have the guts to take over again if the situation in Libya becomes dire. If Gaddafi retains power, the no-fly zone doesn't stop him from murdering his citizens, and other countries start taking their toys and heading home, what happens then?
Now that we have entered the fray, however foolishly, we cannot simply put our tail between our legs and go home. If NATO can't finish the job - meaning taking out Gaddafi - then we will have to do it. To leave him there now will only embolden him and Al Qaeda. If the job isn't finished successfully, Gaddafi will spend the rest of his life sending terrorists all over the world. His payback will be our hell.
The Obama administration has made its biggest blunder by getting us involved in the Libyan civil war. Obama is actually beginning to make Jimmy Carter appear competent.
If there is a light at the end of this bloody tunnel, it's the real possibility that the war in Libya may ensure that Barack Obama doesn't get a second term.
At this point, I'm willing to grab at any potential good news....
Charles M. Grist