Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gaddafi flees Libya! Obama speech credited with departure! (Video)

This title of course could not be further from the truth.

In order to find out why President Obama is the fodder for comedic material on late-night television, why he was totally and completely unprepared for the job he now holds and why United States foreign policy does not seem to exist, all you have to do is watch the video of his speech on Libya yesterday.

As a tease, let's just say that there is no passion in his voice, no anger in his eyes and his actual words are, unfortunately, the fodder for the jokes of late-night comedians (I said that already didn't I?).

There is a bonus at the end of the article, or maybe it's a punishment, of a sampling of Twitter tweets made during the speech!

A short summary of the problem in Libya

Dateline Libya: A madman who wants to die a martyr is indiscriminately killing his own citizens who are demanding his head. This same madman, according to one of his former ministers, ordered the shooting down of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. The dictator's son, in a speech broadcast around the world, said that if the protesters do not stop there will be blood in the streets. Did I mention that this despot has held power for decades.

This is the same man who, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has declared war on his own people. Who in a rambling televised speech looked as if he had taken one too many puffs on the hookah pipe.

I use the term madman and other non-specific terms only because in his speech it appeared that President Obama did not seem to know the madman's name or simply declined to use it. Out of respect to our President, I do the same!

Now that your interest is peeked, here is a short excerpt from the Obama speech

"... The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. So are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of Libya. These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. This violence must stop.

The United States also strongly supports the universal rights of the Libyan people. That includes the rights of peaceful assembly, free speech and the ability of the Libyan people to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. They are not negotiable..."

By now you are either laughing, hiding your head in shame or crying because this country with Obama at the helm is in deep trouble.

The video of the speech that took days to make, and the tweets below it.

Obama condemns use of Violence n Libya adding "The entire world is watching". Isnt the "watching" piece that got us where we freekin are!

Obama offered nothing to Libya, he is just selling nice words in silly way, and insulted us #Libya #Gaddafi #Obama #SecClinton #Tripoli

Is it a coincidence that Obama waited to condemn the violence in Libya till the UN did so on Tuesday?

Gaddafi was surely worried about US military intervention--instead, Obama announces a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council #Libya

After 9 days of silence, commenting on Libya Obama fails to condemn or mention genocidal Gaddafi by name. Strange. || #Obama #Gaddafi #Libya

I am tired to see obama speech he need to take actions in LIBYA RIGHT NOW!

It is a nice thing that Obama has finally involve in the crises in Libya. But we wish he was clearer on his plan of action.

Obama finally comes out with a statement on Libya now that the outcome looks certiain

hey #Obama the world has been watching #Libya for 8 days. #hardlydecisive

@seedsown the thing in times like these how soon is soon enough!? #Feb17 #Libya #Egypt #Obama #Algeria

#Obama took no questions after he made his statement on #Libya. #Clinton made no statement.

#Bahrain & #Yemen were NOT in Obama's speech on #Libya. Urged for peaceful transition to democracy in #Tunis & #Egypt.

@aldamario Lets see what Obama does... Im bettin nothing but a stern look and a tongue lashing.. YOU? #p2 #tcot #ocra #teaparty

One common thing between #Obama & #Gaddafi: Both speeches are useless! #Libya #Feb17

#Obama basically said US won't irritate #Gaddafi until US citizens are out. Should have been out long time ago. Will he ever act? #Libya

( Tweets from Global Voices Online)

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