Obama Takes A Stand on Libya|
February 25, 2011
Obama has finally taken a stand on the ongoing carnage in Libya. After nine days
of silence, he has finally, and forcefully, condemned the "outrageous" crackdown
by Libyan security
forces on protesters. He also said that a unified international response was forming.
Translation: America will stand firmly behind the United Nations. We will wait and
see what the global consensus and political ramifications are before taking sides
against a murderous thug.
The day before Obama firmly came out on the side of world peace via Libya, his press
secretary had informed the world that Obama's 9 day silence on the Libyan inferno
was due to "scheduling conflicts."
Now that Obama has made time
in his schedule, he has finally made a decision. America is going to let the United
Nations handle the problem.
Obama, in his best presidential voice, (complete with reverb) has decided to dispatch
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United Nations to persuade them to take
the lead on the Libyan fiasco. Hillary's job is to convince other third world dictators
that hiring sociopaths to randomly shoot protestors in cold blood is just not the
way to go.
No word yet if her diplomatic efforts will bear fruit. Hope, however, is still Obama's
policy. As to whether his hope will affect change, the signs are encouraging. Gadhafi
took time off from killing protesters to confirm to the world that Barack is his buddy
. "He is of Muslim descent, his policy
should be supported, as he now leans towards peace." There you have it.
Meanwhile, the United Nations also showed its' desire for world peace by making
a small concession
. The U.N. Development Program has dropped
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's daughter as a goodwill ambassador.
With the United Nations firmly in charge, Americans will not be able to blame Obama.
After all, Obama has been perfectly clear from day one that he favors a "global
community" over an upstart and aggressive United States. What right does America
have to a premier position in world affairs? Finally, Obama is standing by a position
he actually took during his presidential campaign.
America, under Obama, has abdicated its leadership authority in world affairs. Instead
of meddling in other countries, Obama has instead focused his power and authority
here at home. His wife is conducting a war on obesity while Obama meets quietly
with union leaders to figure out how to stop the anti-union protests that threaten
his base. His schedule is full as he works tirelessly on behalf of some Americans.
Not to worry. The United States still has influence in the Arab world. Just yesterday,
Saudi Arabia adopted one of Obama's most visible policies for dealing with recalcitrant
Taking a cue from Obama, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah decided to quell unrest by
throwing dollars on the problem
. Abdullah announced that he will generously
spend $36 billion bucks to increase the pay of civil servants by 15%. The King also
announced a reprieve for imprisoned deadbeats and increased aid for students and
See, America still has influence. Now if some of those terrorists would just cut
down on their carbs, we might finally be able to achieve the world peace Obama promised
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and
news editor for conservative news site RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina
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This article was first published by
American Thinker, February 24, 2011
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