Wednesday, March 2, 2011
At long last, American warships are heading toward Libya following a strongly worded statement that, if necessary, military action would be taken to protect the Libyan people.
Of course, that statement didn't come from Barack Hussein Obama...it came from UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and we assume that the U.S. is subsequently sending ships either out of embarrassment at being shown up by the British, or to position our forces to strike against the English over the whole "no invitation to the royal wedding" thing.
After all, Barack Obama has still not called out Muammar Gaddafi by name in a public forum, although his office did send out a press release claiming that he'd trash talked the Libyan dictator while having a private phone chat with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and is considering "de-friending" him on Facebook.
But surely the repositioning of American ships in the region is indicative of the alleged president's alleged resolve - right?
Maybe yes, maybe no. After all, Mr. Obama has been saying that the United States needs to follow the UN's leadership and wisdom in this matter. But the UN recently added Libya to their "Human Rights Council" and, until recently, was preparing to issue a report heaping praise on Libya for their dedication to human rights.
So will Obama end up following Cameron, or following the UN? Either way, with all of the ships in our Navy, we're still lacking the most important one. Leadership.