This is from Jason Ditz (Antiwar.com):
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney even went so far as to suggest that the opponents of the war are “perhaps driven by politics” and insisted that certain members of Congress had received a secret briefing on the war on March 14, 3 days before the UN vote and 5 days before the US bombs started falling on Tripoli.
The fervent belief that no one could sincerely object to a massive new war being launched in the dead of the night and after Congress went into recess speaks to a certain viewpoint which has been all-too-common among recent administrations, and some of the old-hand Senators who are used to cheering a war before they find out the reason or the goals are, predictably, out on the talk show circuit loudly championing the attacks. This is what the administration expects of Congress, and anything else is disconcerting.
As my mom asked last night, "Does anyone know what the hell is going on?" I don't think so. And this talk about the 'support'? I keep hearing on the radio (NPR) that 60% of Americans are with him on this. Let's check back in a week but I'd argue 60% is a very weak number for The Christ-Child.
I think this is part of the thing that does Barack in and ends up making unelectable next year. The outcome doesn't matter. It's that he basically proved us all right. He has no ethics, he will not follow the law, he doesn't mean a thing he says.The continuity between the Bush and Obama administration’s is now complete. Almost exactly eight years after Bush invaded Iraq, Obama’s Euro-American military alliance swooped down on Libya to enforce a western world order. “Obama definitely took a page out of the Bush administration recipe book,” including “peddling scary stories of poison gas stockpiled at a remote desert location.” All this may serve Obama well in domestic opinion polls, since “American blood lust is always just below the surface.”
Operation Odyssey Dawn sounds like the title of a bad novel or an action movie. It is actually the name given to a plan to kill many people and partition their county for the use of others. Congratulations to Barack Obama. He now has a war to call his own and rhetorical flourish to go along with it.
No longer is he a mere poseur, forced to justify his murderous action by saying that he inherited “dumb wars” from George W. Bush. Now it is official. Obama is a true American president, killing people at will under the pretext of saving them from an oppressive dictator, in this case Muammar Gaddafi.
The lie of the much vaunted “no fly zone” was made clear almost immediately. “No fly” sounds so antiseptic, so safe. The mean, villainous dictator Gaddafi wouldn’t be allowed to fly his planes where he wanted. No harm, no foul.
Yes, it's true, he's a Son of a Bush. Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"