The new Meme of success

What a difference a few shots makes. The old conventional wisdom from the left and the White House is that the Libyan mission was done primarily by Libyans with help from Nato, that few US troops and treasure was being used and that American was not really involved in the war. Now that Gaddafi is … Continue reading The new Meme of success

Another Nordlinger Gem on Libya

This morning we talked about the left's blind spot for dictator's In Jay Nordlinger Impromptus yesterday he points out that the dictators and their families know who they are and who they love: Mutassim (Qaddafi Gaddafi whatever) had a Dutch girlfriend, a nudie model. Here is a snippet from a Telegraph article: “The hedonist son … Continue reading Another Nordlinger Gem on Libya

Libya: Days Not weeks = Six months, but still an Obama win

It appears that the Libyan Government is about to fall this evening and by the end of the week the long reign of the dictator there will finally be over. This is of course a good thing for several reasons: 1. Gaddafi was an enemy of the United States with the blood of many American's … Continue reading Libya: Days Not weeks = Six months, but still an Obama win

The demise of the liberal Hawk and disaster in Libya

"Death, destruction, disease, horror. That's what war is all about, Anan. That's what makes it a thing to be avoided." Capt James T. Kirk via a Taste or Armageddon Throughout parts of Libya under rebel control, people are frustrated with NATO. Between its slow pace of attacks and the errant strikes that have killed rebel … Continue reading The demise of the liberal Hawk and disaster in Libya

Meanwhile in Libya…

Libya has dropped off he front page of the news and of the Morning Shows. But apparently it hasn't dropped off the page of Robert Stacy McCain who says this at his blog: It was last Sunday, April 3, that we saw the video of Geraldo Rivera under fire as rebels were fighting to re-take … Continue reading Meanwhile in Libya…

Libya: Is it the right thing to do?

At Patterico a relevant question has been asked concerning Libya that is not being asked enough concerning president Obama's decision to go to war in Libya. But before we hammer the President too hard, ask yourself a simple question. Is he right, right now? Forget what he said when he represented one of the most … Continue reading Libya: Is it the right thing to do?

That “Gaddafi must go” stuff…nevermind

Am I actually reading this: President Obama indicated on Tuesday that Muammar Qadhafi may still have an opportunity to “change his approach” and put in place “significant reforms” in the Libyan government. On Morning joe Right now they are talking about Libya and ignoring this. But now that Savannah Guthrie is on the air and … Continue reading That “Gaddafi must go” stuff…nevermind

I’ll give this to Joe and Mika, they are consistant

They have been hitting the fighting in Libya with all the furor that they have used in hitting Afghanistan. Barnicle correctly points out that if Gaddafi is not removed or killed this mission will be a failure. Drew Walker on Twitter makes a great point for those saying Gaddafi is not a target: How in … Continue reading I’ll give this to Joe and Mika, they are consistant

It’s only blood for oil if Bush does it

Let's see, removing a tyrant dictator with bloodthirsty sons who controls a lot of oil and has been killing his people for years. Yup that sounds like Iraq to me. Can someone explain to me how Morning Joe is going on about that "we might be too late" while advocating an Afghan pullout? I hope … Continue reading It’s only blood for oil if Bush does it

The biggest winners in Libya: Iran and North Korea

On Way too Early Mike Barnicle reported that the UN security counsel is getting ready to vote on a no-fly zone in Libya. The AP report via AOL (or is it Arianna?) that suddenly the US is willing to support it: the United States, in a striking reversal, pushed for broader action to protect civilians … Continue reading The biggest winners in Libya: Iran and North Korea

It all depends on what you call evil, the backwards world of Wonkette UPDATE: Fark?

The NYT talked a bit about Koch today and told about his philanthropic work: Mr. Koch, a billionaire who is perhaps best known for his family’s contributions to conservative causes, got a standing ovation from scientists, Nobel laureates and politicians of various political stripes as he opened the new David H. Koch Institute for Integrative … Continue reading It all depends on what you call evil, the backwards world of Wonkette UPDATE: Fark?

Without intervention Gaddafi wins

During today's show in the 2nd hour we talked about Libya and the prospect of Gaddafi. Unlike last week when the question was: "Will Gaddafi still be there next week?" This weeks question was: "At the end of the month where are we, civil war still on, rebels win or Gaddafi wins? The general consensus … Continue reading Without intervention Gaddafi wins

This is a bad sign

Did anyone besides me catch this bit from an article about the Libyan revolution: Armed men in green armbands, along with uniformed security forces, checked those trying to enter the district, where graffiti that said "Gadhafi, you Jew," "Down with the dog," and "Tajoura is free" was still scrawled on walls. They turned away motorists … Continue reading This is a bad sign