While there is still work to be done it looks as though Qaddafi’s regime is ending and we should all be happy for the people of Libya with hopes that they will now have the opportunity to live in a more free society then what they have been subjected to for the past forty two years.
The Obama administration opted for a more cautious approach partnering with the international community (NATO) using some air power, predator drone attacks and dispatching French and British special forces behind the Libyan border to train and arm rebel forces. Mosques broadcasted public messages urging civilians to fight the regime activating sleeper cells on Sunday around the country which led to the rebel takeover.
Of course John McCain pictured above felt the need to release the following statement “Americans can be proud of the role our country has played in helping to defeat Kadafi, but we regret that this success was so long in coming due to the failure of the United States to employee the full weight of our airpower.”
Seriously John you regret that the success was so long in coming, longer than say the war you say we can still win in Afghanistan that’s been going on for almost ten years costing us billions of dollars. One of the reasons I voted for Obama was because I felt we needed someone who could provide a fresh perspective on dealing with foreign affair issues.
Unfortunately for John McCain and the Republicans what I heard on the campaign trail and during the debates was more of the same that we got from the prior administration ! I give the current administration high marks for what they are doing abroad.