Thursday, March 31, 2011

Toppling Tyrants: Then & Now

(Image by Gary Varvel)

On 28 March, our Teleprompter-in-Chief gave a speech defining our role and objective in the "kinetic military action" in Libya.

You can read the text of Obama's speech here, courtesy of NPR:

Or you can watch the rerun on YouTube:

Either way, the odd part about this speech is that it is unlike what Senator/candidate-for-president Obama said a few years back.  Amazing how things change in four years.

Matt Cover, of CNS News, reminds us how Obama thought toppling dictators was a dumb idea:

Victor Davis Hanson (VDH) rolls-in on this from his view in The Corner:

Comrade Karla makes a good point about future "kinetic military actions," (which by the way use to be called "wars"):

In a way, this is good—next time a US President—say a Republican—needs to act quickly in the interests of the US, the Dems will have to shut up or make a case NOW for why they don’t like what is going on now—the same way they didn’t like what Bush did.

Sean Hannity and Mark Steyn discussed this issue a couple days ago:

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