What were we told when this mission in Libya started? We were told by our President that it would last only days and this battle would make the world safer. I do not believe, after looking at the facts, many people actually believed that knowing many of our enemies were sneaking into Libya trying to take out the Libyan regime. Many months later and a lot more money down the toilet for a President, that while campaigning, was anti-war, there is a three month extension to keep the fight against Gaddaffi up and to take him out. One has to not only ask themselves why we got into this in the first place but why the President and others feel the need to keep it up after they have complained so much about wars in Afghanistan and Iraq over the past decade. I know they will try to point out the differences here, but the fact remains that the United States, for all intents and purposes, IS NATO, and we are going to be on the hook for more money over the next few months when we cannot even get people back to work here in the states.
This is another example of the President wanting to play by his own rules and not allow anyone else to have a say. The American people are screaming for the government to step aside and allow businesses to do what they choose to do to create jobs, but while they beg for a little room the government wants MORE regulation, MORE taxes, and they want to spend money on more wars that really do not make much sense to many people out there in this country. While Bush had a hard time selling Iraq and still does to an extent, President Obama can never explain away why he told Congress that this operation would last days not weeks, and it has lasted MONTHS. There is no explanation coming from the White House, and the press pool does not seem to be concerned with it at this point in time. They are more worried about the White House and another scandal that they believe could bring this President down. The press is there to tell the people what is happening in this nation, and that is ALL of that is happening in this nation. We can read about more than one topic in a sitting, and we can understand when we are being fooled into believing that this war in Libya is going to come to an end soon. We are teaming up with our enemies to fight a foe who, for all intents and purposes, did what the United States told them to because they were afraid something like this could happen. President Obama comes to power and he rocks the world with his stance on other nations and their leaders, and as we look at the world it is much different than it was even just a year ago. read more »
I do not think Bloomberg is that far off in his assessment of the American people if they do not get some jobs and get them very soon. The plans for “creating” jobs have not done enough to make sure those coming out of college have employment, and those young adults who are not looking for work cannot find it. We have seen in other nations how the youth can rise up and take the fight to the government in the way of protesting in the streets on a massive scale, I am just not sure how much longer it will be until those younger people finally rise up, take their voice to Washington, and refuse to leave until something is done. Some of you may think this is not the best idea and in some ways I agree, but there is more to worry about in this nation than some college students who want to voice their opinion and voice it loudly. If they can keep it civil and refuse to leave and do not bring the violence as other nations have seen with their youth, then maybe this is the best thing that can happen to America.
What we have to understand about the youth in this nation (those who are recently out of college and cannot find work in their field) is that they are ticking time bombs waiting to go off. They were groomed from an early age to expect to graduate high school, go to college, graduate, and then go off to work for the next 35-40 years of their lives and start a family. This is the American way and the American way has been disrupted by politicians who do not have the best interest of the people at heart. More importantly, however, is what happens when the status quo changes. When you change the course of events that people are used to, they get angry. For example, if the media ran a news report saying that Congress just passed a bill into law that would cut food stamp rolls by 50%, you would immediately see people in the streets with signs, and some that would be looking to cause trouble. This is the way the world works. Take away what people expect to have, and sooner or later you will be left with chaos. All we have to do is look to European nations and we have a prime example of what happens when the government is forced to take programs away from the people. What happens is that cities burn and the younger people are out in the forefront of those acts. read more »