Libyan Rebels Ask for Help from Bush?!

11 Mar

You know it’s getting bad when Libyan rebels in the streets are calling for help from George Bush to save them from dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

“Bring Bush! Make a no-fly zone, bomb the planes,” shouted soldier-turned-rebel Nasr Ali, referring to a no-fly zone imposed on Iraq in 1991 by then President George Bush.”

Obama’s approach to this situation continues to be criticized.  “And as Colonel Gaddafi’s forces continue to hammer them, his opponents must be toasting to the generous statements of concern emanating from the White House asserting that all options are on the table to come to their rescue….

“…Arabs know what this tyrant is all about. Who is the White House afraid of hearing from? Certainly not the Arab League (who have dared ventured to rally against one of their own)! Not the 54 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (which has also come out against Gaddafi). If the Obama administration is tied up in knots that Gaddafi could rally Libyans to oppose American imperialism and an alleged grab for oil, well, then, that is thin gruel indeed. Nothing factual would bear this out. It stretches reason for the White House to assert this as an excuse….

“….if the president is regularly urging Gaddafi to step aside, as he had so many weeks ago, well then, why was it France and not the U.S. that took the first official step to delegitimize the regime and formally recognize the Libyan provisional government?….

“….The more that the White House filibusters around the edges, the more it appears as if its Libya policy is one big alibi.”

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