President Obama said last week that he was slowly “tightening the noose” around Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator.
Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, said yesterday, "We have acted with the utmost urgency ... together with our international partners to put pressure on Moammar Gadhafi and his regime.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with opposition forces in Libya, promising to help.
In the meantime, Gadhafi keeps rolling up victories in one town after another.
This is winning, Charlie Sheen style.
James Clapper, the president’s director of national intelligence, is about the only one who is getting it right. He said that he thought Gadhafi was going to win.
He was taken out to the woodshed by the media for his rare burst of candor.
You can make the case that we should help the opposition by instituting a no-fly zone. You can make the case that we should completely stay out of what has become essentially a tribal civil war. You can make the case that we should provide arms to the other side to help prevent a massacre. You can make the case that the president should just keep his mouth shut and focus on other things.
What you can’t do is make some empty magnanimous gestures to help the opposition, say inexplicably that a noose is tightening around the Gadhafi regime, and then let him easily put down the rebellion in his kingdom. You can’t say that you are going to kill the king and then let the king win.
You look weak, you look uninformed, you look stupid, and you look out of touch when you do what the Obama regime is doing right now.
Charlie Sheen is making an idiot out of himself, but he has an excuse. He has clearly lost his mind.
I can’t for the life of me figure out what the Obama administration’s excuse is. They say we are winning. But from what I can see, the only one who is winning is Mr. Gadhafi.