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Mark Steyn on Obama in Libya; We don’t need DC’s approval, we’ve got the Arab League!

Via Gateway Pundit, guess Mark Steyn was on Hannity tonight (I missed it, I was….ADD…) talking about the Obama 2012 Campaign Kickoff Speech;

Author columnist Mark Steyn told Sean Hannity tonight that regarding Obama’s leadership on the Libyan kinetic military man-caused disaster:

“I believe it’s a Canadian general who’s actually running the show. I said I thought it should be a Mexican general because as far as this administration is concerned this is clearly one of those jobs that Americans won’t do.”

All the way to the end of the clip Steyn says; “Obama’s going around saying: ‘…we don’t need the people’s representatives in Washington – we don’t need their approval; we’ve got the Arab League!'”

Earlier today, El Rushbo as I noted above thought of it more as a campaign speech;

My friends, I have an entirely different take on this speech last night. I don’t know how entirely different it is, now that I think about it. I look at some of the stuff I have in one of my stacks here, various media analyses. I think it’s an incorrect thing to look at Obama’s speech last night as a foreign policy speech. I think it’s a mistake to look at it as a speech on Libya and the war or “kinetic military activity.” He didn’t say “war.” I think the only proper way to look at this speech last night was as a campaign speech for 2012. This was a speech designed exclusively for domestic political consumption. This was not a speech about military policy. It was not a speech about foreign policy. It was a speech that Obama waited to give until he had a pretty good idea in his mind of the lay of the land. It was a speech that was given just like pretty much all of Obama’s speeches, a speech in which he’s jockeying for position. It’s all about making him look good. The key to this speech last night was the president of the United States told a known coward, Moammar Khadafy, that the world would be better off if he weren’t part of it.

No I didn’t catch Obama’s speech yesterday, that’s why I pay Steyn, Hannity, and Rush; to listen to that crap for me. My built-in BS detector will notify me if any of the aforementioned are off the mark, and they rarely are.

Erick Brockwayhttp://www.erickbrockway.com
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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  1. I listened to much of what Rush had to say yesterday, and I am usually on the same page as Rush, but not yesterday. It may be my imagination but, Rush seemed to be fumbling his words, and his mind seemed to be distracted by something else as he was speaking. I don’t honestly believe that Rush himself believed what he was saying. To reduce the speech to nothing more than a 2012 campaign speech was to ignore some of the critical, and egregious things contained in that speech.

    Many have rightfully picked up one sentence in particular-

    “it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions important not only to us, but are important internationally.”

    In other words, Obama has relinquished the role of Commander in Chief of the US military, and with no approval by the Congress, to the UN. So the UN can now send our military wherever and whenever they see fit. Where in the he!! did Obama get the authorization to allow our military to be “volunteered by others”?

    The Republican leadership in Washington proves once again that they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Yea, the budget is important, but to allow this idiot to commit our military to the international community is a big fing deal. The only thing I’ve heard from the R’s is asking the O- Hey, what you up to there bro? I’m not confident that the R’s will continue to have success at the ballot box. Even the Liberals are against Obama’s actions.

    • I know there was more to the speech than simply “2012” and I’m sure Rush is too, but everything Obama does is political or has a political endgame. No doubt somewhere in that rambling collection of “uhs” was the realization that he needs to somehow appear strong to capture the middle.
      You can assume political intent to pretty much everything he does, because he assumes politics is behind what everyone else does. When the right wants to save America by cutting taxes and putting the country back to work, all he hears is “We need to give more tax cuts to the rich so they’ll donate to our campaigns”.

    • SEC you absolutely nailed it! This sentence should be shouted from the rooftops by the Republican ‘leaders’:

      “it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions important not only to us, but are important internationally.”

      You have absolutely hit on the most egregious, offensive part of this speech. Yeah…I believe that this was a political speech with an eye on the ’12 elections. Campaigning is the only ‘job’ The Won has ever had. But as always, contained within his political rhetoric is his true anti-American worldview; and he absolutely believes that the ‘international community’ has moral superiority over the United States.

      Excellent catch!

    • And I very much like your last paragraph, not only on this issue, but on environmentalism, education and a whole host of issues where they can’t get out of the PC mode and don’t want to be seen as ‘mean spirited’.

  2. Mark Steyn will be filling in for Rush tomorrow and Friday.

    I just heard the Osheister is going to be coming to Charlottesville VA this weekend. He is attending some kind of event at UVA, but so far no one knows what. I suspect he will be honoring Jim Galloway, the environmentalist who did the research for the EPA declaring that Nitrogen is a pollutant. He worked with Michael Hockey Stick Mann when he was at UVA also. All FOIA requests for Mann and Galloway info have been denied.

    Very sorry for jacking your thread Erick, please forgive me sir.

  1. I listened to much of what Rush had to say yesterday, and I am usually on the same page as Rush, but not yesterday. It may be my imagination but, Rush seemed to be fumbling his words, and his mind seemed to be distracted by something else as he was speaking. I don’t honestly believe that Rush himself believed what he was saying. To reduce the speech to nothing more than a 2012 campaign speech was to ignore some of the critical, and egregious things contained in that speech.

    Many have rightfully picked up one sentence in particular-

    “it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions important not only to us, but are important internationally.”

    In other words, Obama has relinquished the role of Commander in Chief of the US military, and with no approval by the Congress, to the UN. So the UN can now send our military wherever and whenever they see fit. Where in the he!! did Obama get the authorization to allow our military to be “volunteered by others”?

    The Republican leadership in Washington proves once again that they can’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Yea, the budget is important, but to allow this idiot to commit our military to the international community is a big fing deal. The only thing I’ve heard from the R’s is asking the O- Hey, what you up to there bro? I’m not confident that the R’s will continue to have success at the ballot box. Even the Liberals are against Obama’s actions.

    • I know there was more to the speech than simply “2012” and I’m sure Rush is too, but everything Obama does is political or has a political endgame. No doubt somewhere in that rambling collection of “uhs” was the realization that he needs to somehow appear strong to capture the middle.
      You can assume political intent to pretty much everything he does, because he assumes politics is behind what everyone else does. When the right wants to save America by cutting taxes and putting the country back to work, all he hears is “We need to give more tax cuts to the rich so they’ll donate to our campaigns”.

    • SEC you absolutely nailed it! This sentence should be shouted from the rooftops by the Republican ‘leaders’:

      “it is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions important not only to us, but are important internationally.”

      You have absolutely hit on the most egregious, offensive part of this speech. Yeah…I believe that this was a political speech with an eye on the ’12 elections. Campaigning is the only ‘job’ The Won has ever had. But as always, contained within his political rhetoric is his true anti-American worldview; and he absolutely believes that the ‘international community’ has moral superiority over the United States.

      Excellent catch!

    • And I very much like your last paragraph, not only on this issue, but on environmentalism, education and a whole host of issues where they can’t get out of the PC mode and don’t want to be seen as ‘mean spirited’.

  2. Mark Steyn will be filling in for Rush tomorrow and Friday.

    I just heard the Osheister is going to be coming to Charlottesville VA this weekend. He is attending some kind of event at UVA, but so far no one knows what. I suspect he will be honoring Jim Galloway, the environmentalist who did the research for the EPA declaring that Nitrogen is a pollutant. He worked with Michael Hockey Stick Mann when he was at UVA also. All FOIA requests for Mann and Galloway info have been denied.

    Very sorry for jacking your thread Erick, please forgive me sir.

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