Day By Day

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


As seen on Drudge this morning:
- Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated
- French propose a new political ‘committee’ to oversee operations
- Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign’s direction
- Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
- No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes ‘neutralises’ Libyan military machine
- U.K. ministers say war could last ’30 years’
- Italy to ‘take back control’ of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
- Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians – calls bombing a ‘crusade’
The vacationer in chief and his teleprompter are busy voting present on this subject. Once again we see how his community agitator roots play out in the Presidency, he agitated, then walked away because leading is actually hard work. You have to do those "D" word things like decide or do. How uncomfortable that must be for someone who apparently thought that being President was the political equivalent of "American Idol" without all that pesky singing and stuff. Community agitators just agitate, they don't actually do anything themselves, they produce nothing more than tension and chaos. They're consultants who tell others what they should be doing and then walk away without getting their tender hands dirty. Can't interrupt the old golf game or my taxpayer paid vacation to bask in the adoration of the mobs of the 3rd world.

There's an old saying "Never do an enemy a small hurt" or perhaps "If you strike the king, you must kill him". Sage advice. Unless you're a Democrat. Or an idiot, but I repeat myself.

Obama's lack of leadership is almost criminal. In that leadership vacuum we see just how decisive the Europeans are, which is not at all. Behind the very thin veneer of civility in the EU lie the old grudges. Could this break up NATO? Possible but not likely, but it certainly doesn't bode well for future cooperation within the alliance. Meanwhile Qaddafi now has a new grudge of his own to nurse against the west. How long before it starts raining airliners again?

It's amateur hour in the White House and the President is busy playing tourist. Meanwhile the world burns. I've seen more leadership in a pack of girl scouts. No doubt he'll be heading back to Norway soon for another Nobel.

No comments: