Sunday, August 21, 2011

Libya Within Reach

It's looking like President Barack Obama is once again proving an excellent Commander-in-Chief, having chosen to help the Libyan rebel uprising in a smart, internationally coordinated, well-timed way. And it seems that raging asshole of so many decades, Qaddafi, is looking at short numbered days:
Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s grip on power dissolved with astonishing speed on Monday as rebels marched into the capital and arrested two of his sons, while residents raucously celebrated the prospective end of his four-decade-old rule.

In the city’s central Green Square, the site of many manufactured rallies in support of Colonel Qaddafi, jubilant Libyans tore down posters of him and stomped on them. The rebel leadership announced that the elite presidential guard protecting the Libyan leader had surrendered and that their forces controlled many parts of the city, but not Colonel Qaddafi’s leadership compound.
I still hope he ends up on a meathook (for Lockerbee alone), but maybe he'll get some undeserved mercy.

However, with the GOP, their mouthpieces and their propaganda machines like Fox News give the President credit for foresight and decisiveness? Will they give him the partial credit he deserves for this victory?

BTW, unlike with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in Iraq, there's actual planning underway for after the revolution.

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