Only Obama knows what was behind his insane rush to Libya to fight for the sharia alongside al qaeda. But it is heart dropping. And the consequences just keep on coming.
JAKE TAPPER, guest-anchoring "This Week," to Gates:
"Do you think we'll be gone [from the Libya operation] by the end of the year - will the mission be over by the end of the year?"
GATES: "I don't think anybody knows the answer."
CLINTON: "I think this a watershed moment in international decision-making. We learned a lot in the 1990s: We saw what happened in Rwanda. It took a long time in the Balkans, in Kosovo, to deal with a tyrant. ... What has happened since March 1st, and we're not even done with the month, demonstrates really remarkable leadership."
TAPPER: " Do you think Libya posed an actual or imminent threat to the United States?"
GATES: "No, no. It was not -- it was not a vital national interest to the United States, but it was an interest: ... the engagement of the Arabs, the engagement of the Europeans, the general humanitarian question that was at stake ... [Y]ou had a potentially significantly destabilizing event taking place in Libya that put at risk potentially the revolutions in both Tunisia and Egypt."
TAPPER: "What do say to the people in Ivory Coast or Syria, who say, 'Where's OUR no-fly zone? We're being killed by OUR government, too."
Worse still? You ain't seen nothing yet. As for 2012 -- anyone, and I mean anyone, other than this traitor. America cannot survive 6 more years of this wrongheaded and strangely motivated incompetence. The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America
'Al-Qaeda snatched missiles' in Libya hat tip Van ews.com.au
AL-QAEDA'S offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya during the civil strife there, Chad's President says.
Idriss Deby Itno did not say how many surface-to-air missiles were stolen, but told the African weekly Jeune Afrique that he was "100 per cent sure" of his assertion.
"The Islamists of al-Qaeda took advantage of the pillaging of arsenals in the rebel zone to acquire arms, including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries in Tenere," a desert region of the Sahara that stretches from northeast Niger to western Chad, Deby said in the interview.
"We have the same information," about heavy weapons, including SAM 7 missiles, a military source from Niger said.
"Islamists," what an asinine word. Enough already with this stupidity.