Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mitt Romney criticizes President Obama on his Libya Policy


Mitt Romney criticized President Obama today for not being clearer in his direction towards the Libyan conflict. Calling it, "another example of mission creep and mission muddle".

The following is Romney's complete post today at the National Review Online:
In a nationally-televised speech on March 28, President Obama defined the American military mission in Libya as humanitarian: We would enforce a no-fly zone to prevent Libyan forces from bombing civilians. I support that specific, limited mission. Last week, the president wrote in an op-ed with his British and French counterparts that “to succeed, Qaddafi must go and go for good.”
It is apparent that our military is engaged in much more than enforcing a no-fly zone. What we are watching in real time is another example of mission creep and mission muddle. In an op-ed in today’s Boston Herald, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton rightly notes that Obama has set himself up for “massive strategic failure” by demanding Qaddafi’s ouster “while restricting military force to the limited objective of protecting civilians.” Military action cannot be under-deliberated and ad hoc. The president owes it to the American people and Congress to immediately explain his new Libya mission and its strategic rationale.

4 comments:

Revolution 2010 said...

Obuma doesn't know what the mission is.
Everything there is based on reaction to the days events, rather than a plan.

Obuma is in way over his head.

Anonymous said...

I like the way Romney is starting his campaign.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

I really like how Mitt points to others in his speeches and writing. Team player comes to mind, a refreshing thing in politics today.
MikeZ

kelly said...

After the economy, this is the area of Obama's knowledge and policies that scare me the most.