Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Obama's PR Strategy On Libya

The timing of the troops drawdown in Afghanistan is obviously an attempt to divert attention from the debate on Obama's authority to wage war in Libya without asking Congress for authorisation:
"With the House preparing to consider resolutions that would put a check on Obama's authority in Libya, Obama took the time in a speech on a troop draw-down in Afghanistan to defend the U.S.'s role there."

"When innocents are being slaughtered and global security endangered, we don’t have to choose between standing idly by or acting on our own,"

This entirely unnecessary debate will drag on for weeks. I just can't figure out how this would favor Obama's reelection:

"And that’s just the beginning of the challenges that the resolution will face. Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ind.), the ranking Republican on Kerry’s committee, told The Cable on Tuesday that Kerry’s resolution won’t be the only game in town.

“We’re going to have lots of resolutions. That will not be the only resolution offered,” he said in a brief interview in the basement of the Capitol, pointing out that the Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday “as to why there is any conceivable justification for the war at all.”
And this certainly won't favor Mitt Romney's campaign either:

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