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What can I say about the demise of Libyan strongman Myanmar Godaffy, the man whose name we never learned to spell ? Quadiffi lived by the sword and died by the sword. His death serves as a warning to would-be dictators everywhere. Your injustices, terrorist acts, and totalitarian trampling of the people's rights will no longer be tolerated, at least not for more than 42 years, max.
Congratulations to President Obama, the liberal who could show George W. Bush a thing or two about being a neoconservative. Godhaffi is the third major bad guy to go to the great spider hole in the sky on Sheriff Obama's watch this year. Awesome. Hopefully, Kwaddaffi, Bin Laden, and Awlaki are all dodging fireballs from Satan in hell as they glimpse the 72 virgins dancing about just beyond their reach. Every time a terrorist bites it, an angel gets it's wings.
Libya will now become a vibrant democracy, a veritable thousand points of light. Mission Accomplished !!! (cough, cough).
The White House has signaled that the Libyan success will be the model for the future:
The death of Gaddafi immediately raised speculation in the US that the same military model – the use of US air power combined with rebel forces on the ground and special forces from Europe – could be used again in Syria.
Vice-president Joe Biden described the military model as a "prescription" for the future, while White House spokesman Jay Carney, when asked about Syria, said Assad had lost his legitimacy to rule.
The former Nato commander, Wesley Clark, asked if the same strategy could be used in Syria, replied: "Could be." He told CNN that every country had to be approached differently: "Syria is going to be different from Libya, but it shows Nato is capable of a sustained effort."
Obama, facing re-election next year, chalked up Libya as another foreign policy success to place alongside the killing in May of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the drawdown of most US troops from Iraq by the end of the year, and the first phase of a gradual pullout of troops from Afghanistan.
Yes, that Afghanistan "troop pullout" is quite gradual. We'll be there for years yet, according to Obama's timetable. Bonus fact - Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history. We're also amassing troops on the Afghan-Pakistan border, which is understandably alarming the Pakistanis.
Now that Libya is (un)settled, we can eagerly look forward to Obama's Next War, a game show premiering next week on NBC. The next war will be decided via viewer response, American Idol style. Go to Nextwar.nbc.com to place your vote, or text 'FIRAN' on your cell phone. Thus far, the leading vote getter is 'Iran', followed by 'Syria' and 'Wall Street'. In related news, reporters from the New York Times polled the Occupy Wall Street squatters about Obama's recent decision to send combat troops into Uganda. The leading responses from the OWSers - 78% said 'What's Uganda ?", and 18% said "I used to own a uganda. That was an awesome lizard, man, but my parents made me get rid of it after it ate my little sister's gerbil". MSNBC praised the OWSer response as being "legitimate and genuine".
Here's a video of Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton yukking it up over Galdafhi's death:
"We came, we saw, he died". This is how our chief ambassador talks ? What's next, Obama saying "Booyah!" ???
VP and Dan Quayle wannabe, Joe Biden, fresh off the heels of insanely saying Republicans want women to be raped, immediately tried to turn Ghaddafi's death into partisan advantage:
Biden, speaking hours before Obama, adopted a clearly partisan approach to news of the dictator's death, bluntly contrasting the apporach of the Obama administration to Libya with George Bush's in Iraq.
"In this case, America spent $2bn total and didn't lose a single life. This is more of the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has been in the past," he said, out on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.
While I admit that getting Quaddafi for a mere $2 billion may be one of the most cost effective moves Obama has made to date (that's called 'damning with faint praise'), I wonder if Biden has become too senile to remember that Biden voted FOR the Iraq War ? Biden also came up with the crazy and unworkable idea of partitioning Iraq into three different countries. What a clown. I assume Obama made Biden his VP solely as a form of life insurance. What other possible reason could there be ? Biden's valuable experience riding trains to work ?
Fox News is reporting that a U.S. predator drone and a French jet were involved in a strike on Kaddafi's convoy, leading up to Ghaddaffi's final moments (note to convoluted liberal thought processes - ThinkProgress is reporting the same thing, therefore both Fox News and ThinkProgress must be lying).
Democrats everywhere are understandably jubilant about Obama "getting" Gaddafy and illegally pursuing the Libyan War without the consent of Congress and in violation of the War Powers Act, but there is no truth to the rumor that Libya will now change it's name to 'Obamastan'.