When all else fails
blame imitate Bush.
Obama closed Friday’s remarks by saying, “I’ve taken this decision with the confidence that action is necessary, and that we will not be acting alone. Our goal is focused. Our cause is just. And our coalition is strong.” Nearly a decade earlier, when President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces were launching military strikes in Afghanistan, Bush said: “To all the men and women in our military … I say this: Your mission is defined. Your objectives are clear. Your goal is just.” Bush used similar wording in other remarks at the time.
Also on Friday, Obama said, “The United States did not seek this outcome. Our decisions have been driven by Qaddafi’s refusal to respect the rights of his people and the potential for mass murder of innocent civilians.”
On Oct. 7, 2001, Bush said of operations in Afghanistan, “We did not ask for this mission, but we will fulfill it. … We defend not only our precious freedoms, but also the freedom of people everywhere to live and raise their children free from fear.”
Gawd, what a putz. He couldn’t come up with an original thought if his life depended on it. Moreover, the hypocrisy is just oozing out of his pores. As a Senator and presidential candidate, Obama railed against taking unilateral action and going to war without a vote from Congress.
Like I said before, when George W. Bush got coalition and Congressional support for going into Iraq and Afghanistan, the Left couldn’t scream its outrage loud enough. Now that their lordandsavior Obama has initiated missile strikes in Libya, without Congressional approval, their mouths are hardly moving.