What To Do About Libya? War? Retaliation? Military Action? Nothing?
Libya is a nation where, in 2011, the United States taxpayers spent nearly $1 BILLION in military aid (aka bombs) to free them from Muammar Ghaddafi.
On the 11th anniversary of 9/11, riots raged throughout the Islamic world; sparked by a film that insulted the prophet Mohammed. Even the very depiction of the prophet angers many Muslims.
These riots were not without casualty, as the United States Ambassador to Libya was killed, along with three other Embassy staff.
The burning questions now are: What now? What will President Obama do? What should he do? Should Congress declare war?
Many believe that President Obama will do something along the lines of nothing. Not me.
I believe that President Obama will do less than nothing. Something so miniscule that a gnat defecating will be more meaningful.
will give a speech just released a statement – (but will still give a teleprompter reading, I believe) – saying how his thoughts and prayers goes out to Ambassador Stevens’ family, and condemning these attacks.
Further, I predict that Obama will go on to say that this is just another sign that the United States and the Muslim community need to work closer together to bring peace in the region.
Another fail, from a spineless President.
UPDATE: Statement By Obama (NAILED IT!)
Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya’s transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.