Thingish Things

Mixed Messages

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Mar• 23•11

In times of crisis, especially when troops are in the field, I tend to think American pundits should temper their remarks to give the Commander in Chief as much of a break as possible.  I have tried hard to do that on this site.

But the mixed messages consistently coming out of the White House are becoming truly bewildering.  It is impossible not to take note them.

President Obama said this morning that U.S. military involvement in Libya would be ratcheted down within days.  Then, in another interview, he re-defined our “exit strategy”. And now, Secretary of Defense Gates — on the very same day — is saying there can be no timeline on our military campaign.

What on earth is going on with this administration? Do they need Rahm Emmanuel and David Axelrod back?  Whatever they need to do, they should do it.   Because this is getting ridiculous.

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  1. Your Friend says:

    It’s not a mixed mesage. He doesn’t want to be there, plain and simple. Everythin he has said makes that abundantly clear. Beyond that, he thinks America has to get out of the position of being the only nation to conduct these wars. If you think he’s wrong about that, we can never discuss the military again. The problem is, because we’re the only country that has been at war almost constantly for the last 30 years, we’re the most expert at it. So, we have to be involved to teach France and Britain how to do it. Once they get it we should and will pull back. We simply cannot afford to be in the position where we’re the only nation to do this. War is the biggest reason the deficits are where they are.

  2. Bil says:

    We can keep talking…

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