Can Khadafy Stay, or Must He Go? Obama Wages War “On the Fly”

It’s US policy Khadafy has to go. Monday afternoon, late yesterday afternoon in San Salvador, El Salvador, President Obama and the president there held a joint press conference. Unidentified reporter: “President Obama, you mentioned a few minutes ago how this mission in Libya was narrow in scope, limited in duration, but potentially it seems quite open-ended in the sense that as long as Khadafy remains in power, civilians presumably will need protection from him. My question to you is what is your exit strategy for US military involvement if Khadafy does not succumb to the international pressures to leave? Are you saying essentially the US will hang in there militarily in Libya if Khadafy hangs in there?”

I know when I hear Obama, according to the media, I need to question my own intellect. I need to question my own ability to understand here. He’s so far ahead of us, you know. He’s so much brighter, the nuance. I mean I think I can read the stitches on a fastball. This guy can stop the fastball. We just don’t have the ability to keep up. It sounds to me like he’s saying Khadafy can stay. On Monday he needs to go, but he can stay if he doesn’t go. Yeah, as long as he remains in power, unless he changes his approach and provides the Libyan people an opportunity to shout at him and whatever else they want to do, if he’s willing to step down, fine, he can stay. He’s gotta go but he can stay. This is our policy. You got Gates, the secretary of defense, saying, (paraphrasing) “We’ve never done this before. We have never had foreign policy on the fly.”



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