If you have not seen the 2001 Ridley Scott movie Black Hawk Down, give it a look. Somalia is not part of most folks’ vacation plans. The movie portrays what turned into an embarrassing goat rope for America, with a botched-up job at the White House and on the ground in Mogadishu. A poorly planned offensive went to hell in a hand basket, resulting in unpleasantness for America. When you poke your pointed stick into dark corners of the world, there is no end to the bad things that can happen.
The White House and the Franks/Rumsfeld team royally screwed up the kill bin Laden campaign with poor communications and coordination and unreliable local allies. The cherry on the Afghan cake was taking the eye off the ball with the rush into Iraq. Now Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is stuck coordinating a brand new misadventure, while conditions in Afghanistan continue to go south with the birds.
President Barack Obama, just in time to miss the opening salvo in Libya, jetted off to Rio. How many loyal football fans miss kick off? I can tell you one thing that our president was not reviewing in Brazil. Yup, Libya. That is because Brazil failed to endorse the Libyan war effort. President Obama wants Americans to believe that he supports “universal rights of the Libyan people.” Here our president is referring, I presume, to “the rights of peaceful (sure!) assembly, free speech (most of which will be anti-America/Israel), and the ability of Libyan people to determine their own destiny (in the bombed-out shell of a country that will exist).”
Not to be small and petty, but President Obama tells us that he praises “the peaceful transition to democracy” that the president believes is taking place across the Middle East. Peaceful? Democracy? I wonder how the transition is going in Saudi Arabia? The hornet’s nest America has kicked in Iraq is the stopping point for gangs of jihadists from, guess where? Why, from Libya where tensions and animosity toward America and Israel are mounting daily. The Obama/Clinton team has flipped a match into a high-octane can of gas that will shortly explode in their face, with unpleasant results for Americans. And all of this is unconstitutional, as any of our founders would tell you if they were alive today.