Friday, May 13, 2011

When can we start calling it a quagmire?

So now, instead of a 'limited time frame of days or weeks' in General kickazz's Libyan expedition to....ummm...whenever our ever-changing goals are met.

The meetings come as a deadline nears on the 60-day window Obama has to keep the U.S. military involved in the Libya campaign without congressional approval. While lawmakers do not appear likely to enforce the limits outlined in the War Powers Resolution, U.S. officials said they are looking for ways to keep U.S. action in Libya in compliance.

Yeah, what about that pesky ol' War Powers Resolution? Why, it's our Chicago Jeezus- he'll be able to do whatever he wants with no adverse consequences.

White House spokesman Jay Carney offered no specifics Friday on how the U.S. planned to do that, only saying that officials were, "in regular communications with Congress and that will continue."

And be ready to hear about those unexpected detours of arms and money to AQ-A'stan when we start shoveling money to AQ-the Med.

The U.S. has stepped up its support of anti-Gadhafi rebels, with Obama authorizing $25 million in non-lethal assistance and $53 million in humanitarian aid.

The White House said it was looking for ways to increase U.S. financial support to the opposition, in part through congressional legislation that would free up a portion of the more than $30 billion in frozen Gadhafi regime assets in U.S. banks so it could be used to aid the rebels.

"We believe that if we could access and use blocked government of Libya assets it could make a significant amount of money available to alleviate the suffering of the Libyan people," Carney said.

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Hussein wants to have open immigration so he can get sufficient numbers to have wars in every country in the world at one time........