The Left has been atwitter in the wake of President Obama’s Libya speech, seizing upon his assertion of America’s “responsibility to protect” as evidence of a heartfelt belief in American exceptionalism. Of course, what has made America exceptional has been its political and economic liberty, not some esoteric calling to police the world. That said, the topic prompted Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to question whether America is exceptional at all.
Top 5 Leftists Who Have Most Embarrassed Themselves With Their Pathetic Defense Of Obama’s War In Libya
Obama Does No Wrong
Most Americans want a president who leads by making firm decisions with moral clarity and common sense and who puts his country first. Barack Obama has failed this leadership test.
Is Obama so intent on making France and other members of the “international community” happy that he is willing to potentially sacrifice the national security of the United States and the lives of our soldiers by arming rebels who might very well be aligned with al Qaeda?
A surprising discovery causes the President to make a 180 degree turn on his new war.
What is it the Western alliance is backing in Libya? Obama didn’t address this, but a quick glance back at the emergence of the Taliban may offer some insight.
Not surprisingly, the New York Times lead editorial today praised President Obama’s speech Monday night on Libya. The editorial claimed he made a “strong case” for America’s military intervention.
In response to questioning by Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton provided some insight into the administration’s mindset regarding Libya. It suggests that, while the rest of us may be confused by President Obama’s apparent double-standard, there may be a method to the madness which undermines national sovereignty.
Andrew Sullivan takes exception to my observations that we are on a fool’s errand in Libya and a dangerous one. The other day I took issue with neo-conservatives who had learned nothing from failed attempts to create Western-style democracies in Muslim cultures. I had pointed to recent experiences in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Gaza (let alone Turkey) and warned that our military invasion of Libya could lead to the creation of an al-Qaeda aligned totalitarian state.