with no clear goals – because the women made Obama do it.
Away in Brazil, Obama declared,
“The use of force is not our first choice, and is not a choice that I make lightly,” Obama said in a statement from Brazil where he is on a tour of Latin America. “But we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his own people that there will be no mercy.”
Indeed, the coalition’s immediate goal is to protect civilians with a no-fly zone, but not necessarily to depose Muamar Ghaddafi,
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff went on Sunday interview shows today to echo the Obama administration’s position that the U.S. is working with allies on military action in Libya that is defined and limited — and could conceivably leave Moammar Gadhafi in power.
President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and other U.S. officials have called for an end to the Gadhafi government, but that is not the goal of the coalition mission.
Gerard remembers 2003…