Thursday, February 24, 2011

What Gaddafi is doing in Libya is wrong.....and Barack Obama should mind his own business

Because the rhetoric he's using is similar to that that Bush used to justify going to war with Iraq. Unilateral action is in fact on the table, which means the U.S. invading Libya. The tone that he's affecting implies that he, and the United States, are the cops of the world, who can decide what's acceptable and not in an active way, not just in a diplomatic way, and then enforce their decisions....by force or other coercion. This is unacceptable. From CNN:

"The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable," Obama said in his strongest and most direct statements to date on the unrest in Libya. "So are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of Libya. These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. This violence must stop."

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"He also said a range of possible U.S. actions were under consideration, including unilateral steps and efforts in concert with other nations and international groups.
"In a volatile situation like this one, it is imperative that the nations and peoples of the world speak with one voice, and that has been our focus," Obama said."

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"Earlier Wednesday, Clinton told reporters that the Libyan government "will be held accountable" for the acts of violence taken against protesters.
"Everything will be on the table," she said in remarks at the State Department. "We will look at all the possible options" to end the violence."

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