I am referring to the humongous blunder by Britain, France -- and especially the United States – in deciding on an air invasion of Libya. The invasion of Libya, and make no mistake about it, that is exactly what it was, had “Tar Baby” written all over it from the moment the" commence" order was given.
Army Gen. Carter Ham also told lawmakers Thursday that added American participation would not be ideal, and ground troops could erode the international coalition and make it more difficult to get Arab support for operations in Libya.” (SOURCE)
My goodness! You don't think the President of the United States would lie to us... do you?
The report goes on to say: “Ham said the operation was largely stalemated now and was more likely to remain that way since America has transferred control to NATO.” (SOURCE)
No kidding? Who’d uh thunk it?
And now NATO is getting cold feet. It has become clear to them that their “splendid little war” is quickly stalling and they are staring a stalemate in the face. In other words… Vietnam … all over again.
In an article entitled: "NATO Fears War without End in Libya" by Carsten Volkery at Spiegel Online International, the writer says: “The front in Libya is barely moving as the country remains split between rebels and Gadhafi's troops. The rebels are complaining of not receiving enough air support, but NATO is hardly in a position to ramp it up after the withdrawal of US fighter jets. The resulting stalemate underscores the lack of a clear strategy for the allies in Libya.”
The article goes on to quote," Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics: "Libya appears to be sliding into a prolonged conflict with no light at the end of the tunnel … ." You may read Mr. Gerges’ commentary (HERE).
We ALL know, now,even those on the left) whose self-imposed blindness to the ineptitude of their leftist president is palpable, that Obama is certainly not a warrior. He has no taste for martial activities. And that is putting it mildly.
Obama has vowed and vowed and vowed that there would be no American troops on the ground in Libya. If he keeps that promise, it appears that Obama’s War will go on for many years – at least until the NATO countries mutiny, turn tail, and skulk back home shame-faced.
It is becoming clear to everyone that Obama’s War in Libya was a fool’s errand from the beginning and is getting worse by the day.
J. D. Longstreet