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March 23, 2011
For crying out loud, Barry - Make up your mind!
Should Gaddafi stay? Or should he go?
Obama on Monday:
"It is U.S. policy that Qaddafi needs to go," Obama said, during a brief press conference alongside Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago. "We've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy."
Obama on Tuesday:
"You are absolutely right that as long as Qadhafi remains in power, and unless he changes his approach and there are significant reforms in the Libyan government that allow the Libyan people to express themselves, there are still going be potential threats against Libyan people-unless he is going to step down," Obama said.In other words, as long as Gaddafi has a change of heart and becomes more like a Democratic governor or something, he can stay.
Go...stay...go...Does Obama have a clue what he's doing? Of course, it would help if we had a strategy. Administration spokesmen are insisting that regime change is not part of the mission. They are also insisting that Gaddafi needs to go - or stay but reform - or go, but not necessarily feet first.