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What Are We Doing in Libya?

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 08:42 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is 20 percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.

Nero fiddled while Rome burned. President Obama chooses to play golf, make Final Four/March Madness picks, and party with his family in Rio.

This is madness. Did we elect the president, or the ultimate sports fanatic?

Will Obama choose the day there’s a massive earthquake in California or a stock market crash to honor the college Frisbee champions?

As befuddled and detached as our president has proven to be, nothing compares to the sin of cooking up a war, and putting American soldiers’ lives at risk, to distract the masses from his disastrous reign. Has Obama’s cynical kitchen Cabinet decided war is the perfect weapon of mass distraction?

Wars tend to make Americans patriotic and rally behind the president. They tend to forget the economic tragedy building by the day and ignore the signs of Armageddon all around them. Mission accomplished! Haven't we heard that before? It didn't work out too well the first time either.

Why should we risk American lives in Libya? Is Gadhafi any worse than all the other murdering, tin-pot dictators we either support or do nothing about? Why not invade Darfur on George Clooney’s recommendation? Innocent people are dying there, too.

Before we start a third war, shouldn’t we all ask a few questions? Has Libya attacked us or any American interests of late? And, by the way, who is Obama to tell Gadhafi to step down because he’s "lost the confidence of his people?" Maybe the French should demand Obama step down?

Gadhafi’s been a bad guy for 40 years. Why now?

What’s our goal? Does anyone have any idea? Clearly our president doesn’t. Who takes over after Gadhafi?

Have you heard about the rules of engagement? No ground troops allowed. Funny, but I’ve never heard of a war won by only bombers from the air.

What happens when Gadhafi digs in? He’s now arming a million citizens to defend him. The Arab League is condemning our bombing. What now? Mr. Obama, you’ve just created another fine mess.

What defines winning? Charlie Sheen? And other than the French, who is in charge — the United Nations, a bunch of lawyers, and a president whose major concern is his golf game? I’ve been a patriot my entire life, but you won’t find me supporting this war.

Doesn’t that pesky document, the U.S. Constitution, say that only Congress can declare war?

There’s one more little problem with a third war. We’re broke. The United States can no longer afford to be the world’s policeman. We have a $14 trillion national debt and unfunded liabilities of $60 to $80 trillion more.

Cities, counties, and states are insolvent. Look at Obama’s record. Two wars he promised to end, but never did. Guantanamo he promised to close, but never did. The Patriot Act he criticized, but then extended.

Mr. Obama, you’ve already won a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing. Are you now trying to win an Oscar for impersonating George W. Bush? Your hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Obama is deliberately trying to ruin this great country (and doing a good job of it), is completely and utterly incompetent, or is having a nervous breakdown in reaction to the nonstop crises exploding under his leadership (or lack thereof).

Now he’s got us in a war in which we don’t belong, based on no threat to America, with no clear definition of victory, spending billions more we do not have. It is time to ask an important question: Can this nation survive until 2012?

Wayne Allyn Root is a former libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His website: ROOTforAmerica.com

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