The World’s Police? The Obama Administration has Turned Us into The Keystone Kops

I want to say “unbelievable”, but it’s really not …

WASHINGTON — Members of the NATO alliance have sternly warned the rebels in Libya not to attack civilians as they push against the government of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, according to senior military and government officials.

As NATO takes over control of airstrikes in Libya, and the Obama administration considers new steps to tip the balance of power there, the coalition has told the rebels that if they endanger civilians, they will not be shielded from possible bombardment by NATO planes and missiles, just as the government’s forces have been punished.

“We’ve been conveying a message to the rebels that we will be compelled to defend civilians, whether pro-Qaddafi or pro-opposition,” said a senior Obama administration official. “We are working very hard behind the scenes with the rebels so we don’t confront a situation where we face a decision to strike the rebels to defend civilians.”

The warnings, and intense consultations within the NATO-led coalition over its rules for attacking anyone who endangers innocent civilians, come at a time when the civil war in Libya is becoming ever more chaotic, and the battle lines ever less distinct. They raise a fundamental question that the military is now grappling with: who in Libya is a civilian?

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But Hillary believes it’s STILL a great idea to arm these [undefined] rebels with weapons. NATO not-so-much.

No matter, the idiotic MSM finds this whole kinetic Libya thing a perfect “unclench the fist” opportunity:

Transcript of the full Matt Lauer interview with Michelle Bachmann here. Some are painting the Bachmann response as somehow mishandled. I pretty much read her mind as gasping, “WTF?!? Did you just hear yourself? Are you seriously asking this question?” It was Lauer’s very cheap attempt to trip-up the woman, but he’s the one who had to walk back his words.

This is what happens when the people who base their ideology and policy on feelings and moral equivalency, instead of a hard-nosed reality of right and wrong, run a war. When I think back on the Bush Administration being slammed and thrashed by the Congress, Obama and Clinton members at the time and joining in the kicking, about how the Bush Administration was outside of and in violation of the Congress on the Iraq War … and then to see how Obama and Clinton are railroading this Libyan civil war interloping around Congress … Sociopathic comes to mind.

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