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  • canucanoe1 canucanoe1 Mar 31, 2011 7:20 PM Flag

    More dysfunctional autocracy from Obama

    Last night on CNN, finally, FINALLY, we get a report on just "who" and "what" these rebels are.

    Doesn't it seem reckless that the President, Sec'y of State and Sec'y of Defense has never spoken to the American public regarding the "end game"?

    And is it foolish to launch 200 Tomahawks, at $1.5M ea., when what is really needed is feet on the sand? After all, it is those feet that provide the end game to enforce a Western standard Govt. And without that form of Govt, why are we involved?

    Here's the article. Just 1500 rebels exist. I'd say the joke on America is not the quantity - but that the lust for battle, the wag the dog moment, has shown us that Obama is much like Bush - except his propaganda of the smartest guy in the room is no different than the Wizard of Oz's.
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    Libyan rebels number less than 1,000?
    Share posted at 11:36 am on March 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

    Via Jim Geraghty, who wonders how the West hitched its star to such a poorly formed and hopeless band of opponents. Look on the bright side: at least this makes the CIA’s job of vetting the resistance a lot easier than we thought. CNN’s Jon Lee Anderson gives Eliot Spitzer the bad news, as Moammar Gaddafi’s forces roll back the rebellion even with NATO air strikes:
    During “In the Arena,” Jon Lee Anderson, staff writer for The New Yorker reporting from Benghazi, Libya, tells Eliot Spitzer that the number of opposition fighters on the front lines are fewer than anyone would think and that they are poorly armed and badly trained. Anderson says, “Effective number of fighting men, well under 1,000. Actual soldiers, who are now in the fight, ...

 
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