Libya Airstrikes: Extensions Aren’t Just for Taxes Anymore

US Extends Airstrike Role in Libya through Monday

See? Keep your expectations low, and you won’t be disappointed. We handed over control over to NATO last Wednesday. Because of “weather conditions,” they asked for our help with airstrikes. Just until Monday night.

Senator Graham believes we should still be in control:

“To take the best air force in the world and park it during this fight is outrageous,” Graham said. “When we called for a no-fly zone, we didn’t mean our planes.”

Hey Lindsey. Why don’t you take your trigger-happy ass and climb into a fighter jet?

I mean, hey, what’s a couple days? Or a couple weeks? Hell, a couple years even. We are only in two other wars and have a deficit the size of Libya itself.

Ugh. Can’t someone just go in there, kill Qathafi and his crew so we can be done with it?

12 responses to “Libya Airstrikes: Extensions Aren’t Just for Taxes Anymore

  • lobotero

    Washington insiders what the do best….waffle…you I was for it before I was against it….

  • Terrance H.

    I though Gadaffi reached out to the United States to broker some sort of a peace. He has to realize that, sooner or later, he’s going to lose.

    According to a few reporters who were in with the rebels, they don’t belong with weapons because they have no idea how to use them – yet they’re still gaining ground. Imagine what would happen if a military force that was trained properly went in there. Like, um, us! Then your wish would be granted.

  • Don in Mass

    I’m afraid we’re in it for the long haul.

  • lobotero

    Terrance…I was an analyst during the time of Wilson’s War….Wilson did a fine job with the opposition but it was the elected Congress that crapped it up and allowed AQ to become the asses they are today….

    @Don….yep…a really long haul…..

  • Christopher Cocca

    Linds make take some comfort in Jon Stewart’s assessment that saying we’ve handed the war off to NATO is like Beyonce saying she handed something off to Sasha Fierce. Okay, so I have no clue what that means, but then he clarified: “I was going to say it’s like Garth Brooks handing something off to Chris Gaines, until someone reminded me that I am really old.”

    Anyway, yeah. We’re the largest funding arm of NATO, so there’s that. Even if it’s not just our planes up there, it’s pretty disingenuous of the powers that be to say that the US military goal is over simply because NATO is now commanding the mission. Whatever the mission is.

    thanks for your post, Spinny.

  • Spinny Liberal

    Very good point about being the funding arm of NATO. Even w/o the planes, we’re in it. Thanks for reading and commenting Christopher!

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