http://www.democraticunderground.com...mesg_id=722185Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Mar-23-11 05:20 AM
Obama: Libyan mission is in the "national interest" of the USA
First aboard Air Force One on his way here from Santiago, Chile, Obama had to make phone calls to British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to try to clear up confusion about whether the United States is going to be able to hand off responsibility for policing the no-fly zone to key allies.
Then at the news conference here later in the day, Obama faced questions from reporters about whether he adequately prepared the American people before jumping into the difficult mission and whether he could articulate how such an operation is in the national interests of the U.S.
"Where a brutal dictator is threatening his people and saying he will show no mercy and go door-to-door to hunt people down, and we have the capacity to do something about it, it is in our national interest to do so," said Obama.
Clearly aware of the growing disenchantment with the move from fellow Democrats, however, Obama quickly noted it "doesn't mean we can solve every problem in the world."
If he is confused and overwhelmed then what in the fuck is he being president? Can he not handle the pressure? very scary.Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Mar-23-11 05:24 AM
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1. I think President Obama is confused and overwhelmed
And so am I.