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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obama Gets Another One Wrong: Libya

Anyone remember his famous last words when he said US actions in Libya would be:

Days. Not Weeks.

Well, we're now 92 days and counting. For those who are able to count the number of states in the union, that's 3 months, and 2 days.

Still no approval from Congress, which makes it an illegal war. Of course Obama is using legal-speak to justify his uni-lateralism. Much like when Clinton newly defined what "is" is, Obama is defining war as provable boots on the ground, not counting those boots doing the advising, and not counting those planes flying overhead dropping bombs. I suppose Obama doesn't call it a war, because there is less "risk" of US casualties if we're seen from afar or using drones.

But Obama supporter and liberal writer, Eugene Robinson poses an interesting question,

...without risk, can military action even be called war? Or is it really just slaughter?

I'm not sure if it's slaughter. But it is against the law.