Well, I have thought about this a lot (apologize, my wrist is still sprained so can’t type too well) sincc I wrote the last post and I am still not in with this action in Libya. Is it a matter of trust, because I do not trust this president. I am more and more ticked off that he keeps talking to us from another country. I see we are awaiting another address from where? Chile. What are these flags behind him in between the American flags? I noticied the same thing when he spoke from Brazil – I guess that was the flag of Brazil. It must be a lot of trouble for these countries to set up press conferences for this American president gallivanting around while declaring war so maybe they deserve to have their flags displayed, but I don’t like it – some other flag side by side and in betwixt and between our flag.
Obama from Brazil
Well, he has not addressed Libya in this press conference in Chile, unless there is a question about it. This is a joint press conference, so I suppose the flags are appropriate.
Ron Paul has said the Libya action is unconstitutional, Michael Moore is against it and the following congressmen have objected:
Reps. Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Donna Edwards (Md.), Mike Capuano (Mass.), Dennis Kucinich (Ohio), Maxine Waters (Calif.), Rob Andrews (N.J.), Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), Barbara Lee (Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) “all strongly raised objections to the constitutionality of the president’s actions.”
This puts me in some strange company.
I do not think we should go to war unless in defense of our own country. Period. And then with the approval of congress, not the UN.
Obama says: “We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy.” Not good enough.
Plus, this is going to serve as a huge distraction to the concentration that needs to be devoted to our financial situation in this country. Dispite his empty words, we are not out of Iraq. This is war number 3.
Who are the “rebels?” http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/03/2011318121134680476.html
UN Security Council vote: Abstaining – Russia, China, Germany, Brazil, India
Voting for the Resolution: United States, Britain, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Gabon, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa
I think this vote is right but it may not be complete. Interesting as to the countries abstaining.